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Women, leadership and mosques : changes in contemporary Islamic authority

Author: Masooda Bano; Hilary Kalmbach
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: Women and gender, v. 11
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The acceptance of female leadership in mosques and madrassas is a significant change from much historical practice, signalling the mainstream acceptance of some form of female Islamic authority in many places. This volume investigates the diverse range of female religious leadership present in contemporary Muslim communities in South, East and Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011042185
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Masooda Bano; Hilary Kalmbach
ISBN: 9004209360 9789004209367
OCLC Number: 770603676
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : Islamic authority and the study of female religious leaders / Hilary Kalmbach --
Sources of authority : female Ahong and Qingzhen Nusi (women's mosques) in China / Maria Jaschok --
Women mosque preachers and spiritual guides : publicizing and negotiating women's religious authority in Morocco / Margaret J. Rausch --
Reshaping religious authority in contemporary Turkey : state-sponsored female preachers / Mona Hassan --
From quranic circles to the internet : gender segregation and the rise of female preachers in Saudi Arabia / Amelie Le Renard --
The life of two mujtahidahs : female religious authority in twentieth-century Iran / Mirjam Kunkler and Roja Fazaeli --
The Qubaysiyyat : the growth of an international muslim women's revivalist movement from Syria (1960-2008) / Sarah Islam --
Leading by example-women madrasah teachers in rural North India / Patricia Jeffery, Roger Jeffery, and Craig Jeffrey --
Thinking for oneself? forms and elements of religious authority in Dutch muslim women's groups / Nathal M. Dessing --
Celebrating miss muslim pageants and opposing rock concerts : contrasting the religious authority and leadership of two muslim women in Kazan / N.R. Micinski --
Textual and ritual command : muslim women as keepers and transmitters of interpretive domains in contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina / Catharina Raudvere --
"She is always present" : female leadership and informal authority in a Swiss muslim women's association / Petra Bleisch Bouzar --
Muslimahs' impact on and acquisition of islamic religious authority in Flanders / Els Vanderwaeren --
Women, leadership, and participation in mosques and beyond : notes from Stuttgart, Germany / Petra Kuppinger --
Remembering Fatimah : new means of legitimizing female authority in contemporary Shifi discourse / Matthew Pierce --
Challenging from within : youth associations and female leadership in Swedish mosques / Pia Karlsson Minganti --
Gender strategy and authority in islamic discourses : female preachers in contemporary Egypt / Hiroko Minesaki --
Translating text to context : muslim women activists in Indonesia / Pieternella Van Doorn-Harder --
Making islam relevant : female authority and representation of Islam in Germany / Riem Spielhaus --
Activism as embodied Tafsir : negotiating women's authority, leadership, and space in north america / Juliane Hammer --
Women's rights to mosque space : access and participation in cape town mosques / Uta Christina Lehmann --
Female leadership in mosques : an evolving narrative / Masooda Bano.
Series Title: Women and gender, v. 11
Responsibility: edited by Masooda Bano and Hilary Kalmbach.


This volume is the first to bring together analysis of contemporary female religious leadership in ideologically-diverse Muslim communities in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North  Read more...
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"The book represents a somehow oblique - and original - look at an absolutely magmatic universe where women are observed while they achieve "authority" and "leadership" in Muslim contexts Read more...

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