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An Islamic Perspective

An Islamic Perspective

The Phenomenological Exploration of the Resiliency of Muslim Students at Institutions of Higher Education

ByKhadijah Moton

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Today, life is traumatizing in a fast-paced, ever-changing world often powered by hate and misunderstandings. How can we survive such challenges? This book examines these phenomena from the lived experiences of Muslims college students facing campus Islamophobia before and after the pandemic. What is the source of their resilience? What is the basis of this ability to bounce- back from however difficult the challenges they face on campus? The answer lies in the lived experiences of twelve Muslim college students. The author offers state of the world reflections and how trauma continues to escalate on and off campuses. Her thoughts suggest there are options on how to overcome damage from a source within. For Muslim students, College campus challenges mirror life beyond the boundaries of their campuses, offering no escape from the trauma of Islamophobic actions. Yet, they survive. This book explores the source of the students' resilience from their own lived experiences from an Islamic perspective. This study proves the existence of Muslim students' resilience. Yet, on-campus violence and Islamophobia continue.         Despite American Muslim students' increasing population on college campuses, there remains limited research on understanding the phenomena of Islamic campus hate crimes from their lived experiences. This study aims to examine the lived experiences of Muslim college students and their resilience as they face increased Islamophobic campus violence and micro-aggression. Following the impact of the cataclysmic televised occurrences of September 11, 2001, evidence suggested that United States Muslim college students affected significantly, resulting in the rise of campus Islamophobic hate crimes.         The examination of the phenomena of campus Islamophobia, inherent systematic Islamic resilience, and collective Islamophobic trauma in this research study uncovered newly defined outcomes from data extrapolated from the twelve participants' lived experiences. The study identified opportunities for leadership at higher education institutions to utilize the study's phenomenological data collected from participants for their safety. Additionally, policymakers at Institutes of higher education must strategically plan processes to convey directions on campus Islamophobia for policy, programs, instructions, in-service training, and educational curriculum development at institutes of higher education to implement such concern off-campus.


Publication Date
May 23, 2022
Religion & Spirituality
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Khadijah Moton


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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