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Author: Fabio Vicini

neoliberal restructuring in the country since the 1980s. In particular, the chapter investigates the way Muslims working as volunteers in this faith-based organization in contemporary Turkey think of their activism as a significant, often even essential, part of fully living a Muslim life in today’s society

In: Muslim Subjectivities in Global Modernity
Author: Asiya Alam

motivated, he writes, by concerns for his life but his children who he felt needed a maternal figure in their lives. He married his niece (his paternal aunt’s granddaughter), who was well acquainted with his children. 73 He had one son and one daughter from this marriage. From Bashīr-ud-dīn’s writing, it

In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
Author: Asiya Alam

possible to fulfill all the “rights of parents and siblings” while living separately. 232 She mentioned that the purpose of marriage was to ensure that men and women leave the tutelage of their parents to begin their own life. It was a huge mistake to force marriage on them when the man could not earn to

In: Women, Islam and Familial Intimacy in Colonial South Asia
Author: Irit Back

them from visiting the tombs of other saints or consulting with the living ones. The call for exclusiveness was later accompanied by the requirement to visit the site of al-Tijani’s tomb in Fez. For some West African Tijanis, the ziyara (pilgrimage to a holy place, tomb or shrine) to al-Tijani’s tomb

In: Saintly Spheres and Islamic Landscapes
Author: Mosa Sayed

to the person who has been offended by the infringement. 1.2 The Everyday Reality for Many European Muslims Many Muslims in Europe face discrimination in several areas of life because of their religion, their ethnic origin, their gender, or a combination of these grounds ( Amnesty International, 2012

In: State, Religion and Muslims
Author: Mario Peucker

data on the size of the Muslim population in Germany ( Spielhaus, 2013 ). As a consequence of this poor official data situation, the key source for estimating Muslims’ demographics has been the large-scale study Muslim Life in Germany by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees bamf

In: State, Religion and Muslims
Author: Dauda Abubakar

Arabi (1909–1973), who was respected by all, and held in high esteem. During his lifetime, he became responsible for collecting and distributing most of the zakāt in Jos. The payment of zakāt in Jos by wealthy residents and business people has always been a religiously motivated act directed

In: “They Love Us Because We Give Them Zakāt"
Author: Dauda Abubakar

maintenance of these relationships and at the same time an indication of the existence of a relationship” (Theon 2007: 19). The question is how does giving and receiving gifts function as the cement that binds the Hausa Muslim community in Jos? The whole of one’s life in Jos is based on sharing gifts of

In: “They Love Us Because We Give Them Zakāt"

convey the embeddedness of speech-making in routine social relationships and behaviors, the formulaic way in which speech accompanies everyday social interaction and amounts to a whole “form of life” (Rapport and Overing 2014, 118). The concepts of discourse and language-game share an insistence on the

In: Freedom through Submission: Muslim-talk in Contemporary Denmark

the Faroe Islands and two from Greenland. All Danish citizens of age 18, who are living in Denmark and not under guardianship, can vote in the general election, which is held by a direct secret ballot. Once the votes of the election are in, the monarch invites all party leaders for a conference to

In: State, Religion and Muslims