Foreword / John Esposito -- Pt. 1. Nature of family problems in western Muslims. A peek into the mind of Muslim youths / Mohmmad Akhtar -- How do Muslims in North America divorce? / I. Ba-Yunus -- Muslim women's struggle for a dignified family role / F. Grimm. Pt. 2. Reconciling the conflicts of Islam and the West. Women: identical or similar (woman's place in Islam) / Murad Hoffmann -- Family issues of the Western culture: perceptions and perspectives / Mohammad Akhtar. Pt. 3. Islam as support for Muslim family in the West. Islam and living in the West: challenge of cross-cultural applications / J. Alalwani -- Marital and family relationships in Islam / Ruqqaiiyyah Maqsood.