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Posts tagged with ‘Women and Islam’

  • Fasting

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    Ramadan has come and gone for another year. Gone are the long daylight hours without food or drink, the clogged…

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  • Meanings of Shame

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    Much has been written about the concepts of ‘shame’ and ‘honour’, and how they are manifest in different cultural contexts.…

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  • Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women

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    Title:               Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women Author:           Amal Awad Publisher:     Vintage Books, 2017…

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  • The Familiarity of Christmas?

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    The build-up to Christmas was there on public display inside and outside shopping centres and in individual shops. Lights and…

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  • Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress

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    Title:               Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress Author:           Elizabeth Bucar Publisher:     Harvard University, 2017 Reviewer:      Louise…

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  • Getting God’s Ear

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    Title: Getting God’s Ear : Women, Islam, and Healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Author: Eleanor Abdella Doumato Publisher:…

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  • Community Rituals

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    It was about 1pm, the time for Friday prayer, on Friday 18th March, 2005. The Muslim community lined up in…

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  • Life Transitions & Rites of Passage

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    The room was full of women, with men also joining in on the edge of all the activity. In the…

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  • The Hidden Half

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    The Hidden Half By Stuart Robinson CHI-Books 2017 Reviewed by Moyra Dale Stuart Robinson states that he spent fourteen years…

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  • Veils: Covering and Conversations

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    One of the most confusing experiences I had as a teacher in universities in Southeast Asia was seeing some of…

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