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Islam and the veil : theoretical and regional contexts /
edited by Theodore Gabriel and Rabiha Hannan.
imprint
London ; New York : Continuum, c2011.
description
x, 204 p.
ISBN
1441187359 (hbk), 9781441187352 (hbk)
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imprint
London ; New York : Continuum, c2011.
isbn
1441187359 (hbk)
9781441187352 (hbk)
contents note
Theoretical contexts -- Respect in a plural society / Marcus Braybrooke -- Reflections on sartorial injunctions in Islam / Theodore Gabriel -- Unveiling orientalism in reverse / Alison Scott-Baumann -- Mawdudi, purdah and the status of women in Islam / Roy Jackson -- Female seclusion and the veil: two issues in political and social discourse. the reforms of Sultan Muhammad shah (b.1877-1957), 48th imam of the Nizari IsmaŹ»ilis / Simonetta Calderini. Examining the scriptural texts: The veil? between tradition and reason, culture and context / Usama Hasan -- An exploration of the debates pertaining to head covering and face veiling of women in the British Muslim context / Rabiha Hannan -- Norms of gender interaction / Javaid Ghamidi -- Hijab, a symbol of modesty or seclusion? / Khola Hassan. Human rights and freedom of expression -- Marginalisation or an opportunity for dialogue?; exploring the hijab as a discursive symbol of the identity of young Muslim women / Sariya Contractor -- The Islamic veil: a focal point for social and political / Malika Hamidi. Debate: Muslim women, the veil and activism / Rajnaara C. Akhtar -- Hijab and belonging-Canadian Muslim women / Katherine Bullock.
catalogue key
7630000
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Summaries
Long Description
This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western society and has implications for religious liberty, inter-communal relationships and cultural interaction. Islam and the Veil seeks to generate open and objective discussion of this highly important, though controversial, subject, with contributions from distinguished scholars and academics, including female practitioners of Islam. This subject has inflamed passions and generated heated debate in the media in recent years, particularly in the West. This book aims to look at the historical background, theological and social factors underlying the veiling of women in Islam. Such discussion will provide the reader with a well-balanced and unbiased analysis of this important aspect of Islamic practice. >
Main Description
Discussions on the use of the veil in different contexts, with special emphasis on Muslims in the West.
Main Description
This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western society and has implications for religious liberty, inter-communal relationships and cultural interaction. Islam and the Veil seeks to generate open and objective discussion of this highly important, though controversial, subject, with contributions from distinguished scholars and academics, including female practitioners of Islam. This subject has inflamed passions and generated heated debate in the media in recent years, particularly in the West. This book aims to look at the historical background, theological and social factors underlying the veiling of women in Islam. Such discussion will provide the reader with a well-balanced and unbiased analysis of this important aspect of Islamic practice.
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This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West.

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