African-American Muslim women and health care

Shireen S. Rajaram, Anahita Rashidi

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Muslims constitute a growing proportion of the African-American population. This paper explores the health practices, health behaviors, and code of ethics as informed by the Islamic religion within the context of African-American Muslim women's lives. An overview of the history of Islam in the world, and in the U.S., the main Islamic tenets, and the socio-cultural context of African-American Muslim women provides the broad framework for this paper. This information will be helpful in meeting the health needs of African-American Islamic women, within an outreach/community health promotion setting, within a clinical/hospital setting, or within a home care setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-96
Number of pages16
JournalWomen and Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003


  • African-American
  • Beliefs
  • Community
  • Culture
  • Health professionals
  • Islam
  • Muslims
  • Religion
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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