Female Islamic education movements: the re-democratization of Islamic knowledge

Since the 1970s, movements aimed at giving Muslim women access to the serious study of Islamic texts have emerged across the world. In this book, Masooda Bano argues that the creative spirit that marked the rise and consolidation of Islam, whereby Islam inspired serious intellectual engagement to cr...

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Main Author: Bano, Masooda 1973-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017.
Further subjects:B Islamic renewal
B Sex differences in education
B Muslim Women Education
B Muslim women ; Education
B Islamic Modernism
B Women in Islam
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9781107188839
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Summary:Since the 1970s, movements aimed at giving Muslim women access to the serious study of Islamic texts have emerged across the world. In this book, Masooda Bano argues that the creative spirit that marked the rise and consolidation of Islam, whereby Islam inspired serious intellectual engagement to create optimal societal institutions, can be found within these education movements. Drawing on rich ethnographic material from Pakistan, northern Nigeria and Syria, Bano questions the restricted notion of agency associated with these movements, exploring the educational networks which have attracted educated, professional and culturally progressive Muslim women to textual study, thus helping to reverse the most damaging legacy of colonial rule in Muslim societies: the isolation of modern and Islamic knowledge. With its comparative approach, this will appeal to those studying and researching the role of women across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, as well as the wider Muslim world.
Understanding knowledge creation: a re-reading of female -- Islamic education movements -- The power of dispersed knowledge -- Incentivising creative outcomes: historical patterns -- Knowledge production and student profiles -- Incentivising the mixing of knowledge -- Institutional shifts: facilitating emergence -- Institutional shifts: facilitating expansion -- Institutional shifts: the rise of western feminism -- Incentivising creative outcomes: looking forward
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Sep 2017)
ISBN:1316986721
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/9781316986721