عنوان مقاله [English]
Autopsy of Shia in US
Dr. Abdul Rahman Alem
Tendency toward spirituality, including Islam, in the world and US has been increasing. Its reasons include identity and ethical crisis, the failure of modernity in order to bring salvation and the policies of the west against Islam and Muslims. Given the increase of mosques, Islamic centers and religious ceremonies, the tendency to Shia has been increased in the US. The tendency has a Sufism dimension. In the US, Shia Muslims face challenges such as the policies of US government, negative attitudes of Americans toward them, policies of Wahhabis, Identity crisis, negative attitudes of US media and discrimination.
Key Words: Shia, US, American Muslims, 11th September, Islam