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Author: Aurelia Felea

. The effort sometimes involved the highlighting of certain aspects generally missing from extant empirical studies, dealing with Muslims’ life in Austria, and also focusing on a relatively recent social phenomenon—European Islam, which was born and evolved rapidly, not without its contradictions. The

In: Journal of Muslims in Europe

‐Tawhid ) call for and the context in which ‘the infidels’ ( al‐Kuffar ), as well as ‘deviant and lost’ Muslims ( Ahl al‐Bid’a wal‐Dalala ), live. Among the implications of the duty of allegiance and disavowal, the cleric Saleh al‐Fawzan (2005: 10) cites not ‘living in countries [of non Muslims], and not

In: Sociology of Islam

Religious converts and re-converts (the latter alternatively labeled as “reverts” or “born-again believers”) both go through a process of “spiritual transformation”, namely “a change in the meaning system that a person holds as a basis for self-definition, the interpretation of life, and

In: Journal of Muslims in Europe

Here I follow, albeit not in all details, the work of German philosopher Rahel Jaeggi on a “critique of forms of life” ( Jaeggi 2014 ). The aim of this interpretation of Mahmood’s work as immanent critique of secularism as a form of life is twofold. Firstly, to identify the sources of normativity on

In: Sociology of Islam
Author: Mohammed Hashas

enters this Life and contemplates it ‘is a New Muhammed’, that is a lover and a creator of life, because Muhammad is in fact the name of a particular view of the world, a way of living in the universe’. 79 Muhammad’s life symbolises ‘divine individuality’, and ‘divinity of the prophet is his humanity

In: Journal of Muslims in Europe

subversive use of language, by which the writers try to break free of linguistic conventions, as we can see in the following examples. In her novel Imraʾat al-risāla , Rajāʾ Bakriya draws a picture of such a rebellious protagonist who searches for freedom in her private life. It tells the tale of a complex

In: Hawwa
Author: Ghazzal Dabiri

moments of historical saints’ lives to illustrate exemplary moral living according to the tenets of Sufism or, as noted above, holy living. In addition, it takes this same principle and applies it to tales of ordinary folk and kings. Consequently, on one level, the EN creates a saint’s life out of the

In: Journal of Persianate Studies
Author: Laila Prager

being largely segregated from public spaces. Due to the massive oil revenues from the 1970s onwards and the rising standard of living, women’s employment was considered unnecessary for sustaining family income (Moghadam 2013; Ross 2008), and the image of the non-working woman eventually became a symbol

In: Hawwa
Author: Tommaso Tesei

to eternal life. Heraclius’ invocation of soldiers’ sacrifice in the name of God has almost no antecedents in late antique societies. 12 The liturgical ceremonies celebrated before a battle were designed to purify the soldiers’ souls for the violence they were about to commit, and to allow them

In: Studia Islamica

1 Introduction 1 Sacred scriptures of all religions, including that of Islam, have a profound impact on the life of their adherers. For Muslims, the holy Qur’an has become a comprehensive guidance which does not only provide religious rituals but also other social aspects, including the

In: Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies