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Steven Fink

Steven Fink is an associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received a PhD in Religious Studies from The University of Iowa. Fink’s main areas of research are American Islam, connections between religion and sports, and Islamophobia.

Books by Steven Fink

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Dribbling for Dawah: Sports among Muslim Americans
By author: Steven Fink
Product Code: P536
ISBN: 9780881465921
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Price:  $30.00
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Amidst a proliferation of scholarly literature about Islam in the United States, very little attention has been given to sports among Muslim Americans. While books about professional Muslim athletes can be found, this is the first book to investigate Muslim American sports at the local level, looking at Muslim basketball leagues, sports programs at mosques and Islamic schools, and sports events hosted by Muslim organizations. Drawing upon personal interviews and observations as well as scholarly sources, this book demonstrates that participation in sports activities plays a vital role in strengthening Islamic piety and fellowship, and in connecting Muslims with non-Muslims in post-9/11 America.