How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

by

Moustafa Bayoumi

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Spreading Islam through preaching and missionary work. Rami and Mohammad suggest that, in the United States, da‘wa is as much about showing non-Muslims a positive image of Islam as about winning converts to Islam and teaching Muslims to live more virtuously.
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Da‘wa Term Timeline in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

The timeline below shows where the term Da‘wa appears in How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Rami
Faith, Tradition, and Islam Theme Icon
...morality through the Qur’an, and Rami begins seeking to propagate his knowledge, a practice called da‘wa. He takes a prominent role in the Muslim Students’ Association, whose students recognize their one-dimensional... (full context)
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Justice, Activism, and the Future of American Democracy Theme Icon
...they both insist that outwardly displaying their religion gives them strength and helps in their da‘wa. Bayoumi remembers an article about French Muslim women wearing the hijab or worshipping in public... (full context)
Racism, Discrimination, and Foreign Policy Theme Icon
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Growing Up and Self-Discovery Theme Icon
Justice, Activism, and the Future of American Democracy Theme Icon
Bayoumi accompanies Rami and Mohammad for their da‘wa work, sending free Qur’ans to anyone who requests them from a tiny office in Staten... (full context)
Arab American Identities Theme Icon
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...hopes his eventual wife will work, so he can dedicate his life to Islam—he sees da‘wa as more important than the usual accouterments of success. But, for now, he hopes simply... (full context)