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Partners of Zaynab : a gendered perspective of Shia Muslim faith

Author: Diane D'Souza
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2014]
Series: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do pious Shia Muslim women nurture and sustain their religious lives? How do their experiences and beliefs differ from or overlap with those of men? What do gender-based religious roles and interactions reveal about the Shia Muslim faith? In Partners of Zaynab, Diane D'Souza presents a rich ethnography of urban Shia women in India, exploring women's devotional lives through the lens of religious narrative,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane D'Souza
ISBN: 9781611173772 1611173779 9781611173789 1611173787
OCLC Number: 878502402
Description: xxi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foundations of Shia faith --
A sacred community space --
Remembrance gatherings --
The female face of religious leadership --
The alamʻa symbol of presence --
Rituals of intercession and blessing.
Series Title: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Responsibility: Diane D'Souza.

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