Mosques and Imams

Mosques and Imams

The contributions in this volume complement and contribute to broader discussions of contemporary issues in Islam and other contemporary religions, including migration, proselytisation, networks, and changing models of religious authority.

Author: Kathryn Robinson

Publisher: National University of Singapore Press

ISBN: 9813251204

Category: Imams (Mosque officers)

Page: 288

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Categories: Imams (Mosque officers)

Islam in South Africa

Islam in South Africa

. . . Anyone interested in religion in the South African context as well as those interested in Islam in different contexts should be interested in this book.

Author: Abdulkader Tayob

Publisher: University Press of Florida

ISBN: 9780813023434

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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''Judicious juggling of insider and outsider perspectives. [Tayob] brings real knowledge and experience of South African Islam. . . . Anyone interested in religion in the South African context as well as those interested in Islam in different contexts should be interested in this book.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Movements of Europe

Islamic Movements of Europe

The current situation of the mosques and imams in Belgium therefore gives
cause for concern. Not all mosques typically have enough means to engage an
imam. Vacant posts in mosques are often much-coveted by radical groups ...

Author: Frank Peter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724649

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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'Islam in Europe' and 'Islamophobia' are subjects of vital global importance which currently preoccupy policy-makers and academics alike. Through the examination of various European Muslim groups and institutions that have branched off from Islamic movements - including the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb ut-Tahrir and Jama'at-i Islami - this book outlines the configuration of social, political and religious processes that have given rise to new kinds of European Muslim organisations. The authors offer a new perspective on these Muslim groups and seek to reclaim them from the often highly-charged public debates by placing them within the context of their origins as politicised religious movements on the one hand and their ongoing incorporation into European societal structures on the other. They also consider the relationship of these organisations to their 'parent' movements and examine the presence of Islam in European education and higher education institutions. Taking into account the connection between Islamic movements and the perceived surge of 'Islamophobia' in Europe, this book does not debate the question of whether these groups fit into normative or cultural structures of European nation-states, but rather examines how these structures have changed through their interaction with these groups and the growing Muslim population within Europe. It does not consider political Islam as the antithesis to a refined notion of secularism, but as a form of public religion which contributes to the ever-changing structure of Europe's secular regimes. Featuring the work of more than 40 scholars from around the world, this is the comprehensive guide to Islamic movements in Europe, offering original, definitive perspectives on Muslims and Islam in Europe today. It will be essential reading for policy-makers, political commentators and scholars alike.
Categories: Social Science

Pakistan and Its Diaspora

Pakistan and Its Diaspora

Clearly, the worldof themosques and imams arenolonger off the government
radar. In June 2006, the government facilitated the establishment of the Mosques
and Imams National Advisory Body (MINAB) comprising the AlKhoei Foundation,
 ...

Author: M. Bolognani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230119079

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Contributors offer an in-depth look at the dynamics of cultural and political change in Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora. Moving past static viewpoints, this volume demonstrates the multidirectional nature of the flow of ideas and people that create the social landscape experienced by Pakistanis globally.
Categories: Social Science

Islam and the Veil

Islam and the Veil

Isma'ilis, it stopped with the demise of the last imam-caliph of the Fatimid dynasty
(909–1173 CE). ... The elimination of this practice is implied in the 2007 Draft
Constitution by the MINAB (Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board), art.

Author: Theodore Gabriel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441161376

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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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. 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.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Resurgence in South Africa

Islamic Resurgence in South Africa

... Leadership claim in Queen Victoria Queen Victoria Jameah Imam Hadjie 1853
1876 Long Street Hanafee Masjied Boorhaanol 1881 1884 Nurul
Mohammadiyya 1899 Apart from the leadership conflicts in the mosques , the
imams were also ...

Author: Abdulkader Tayob

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 0799216127

Category: Islam

Page: 211

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Categories: Islam

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Muslim Political Participation in Europe

... 3—4, 224 Iraq war 2003, 4, 11,171,197, 224, 286, 301—3, 310, 313, 316
Ireland, 215—35 Irish Council of Imams, 228, ... 134, 219 MINAB see Mosques
and Imams National Advisory Board Mis'kiewicz, Tomasz, 246, 24, 249 Moosaid,
Ilham, ...

Author: Jorgen S Nielsen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748677535

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.
Categories: Political Science

Beyond the Hijab Debates

Beyond the Hijab Debates

Our survey showed that not all mosques have met this challenge, although some
do exceptionally well. One imam told us that his mosque was situated in an inner
city area where few women live, and thus few women attended and classes ...

Author: Tanja Dreher

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808194

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Headscarves in schools. Ethnic gang rapists. Domestic violence in Indigenous communities. Polygamy. Sharia law. It seems that in public debates around the world, concerns about marginalised communities often revolve around issues of gender and women’s rights. Yet all too often, discussions about complex matters are reduced to simplistic debates such as “hijab: to ban or not to ban?” or “Muslim women: oppressed or liberated?”. This collection provides a space for in-depth analyses on the politics of gender, race and religion. As well as critical reflections on images and experiences of Muslim women, chapters also explore the relationships between gender, violence and protection, and offer innovative possibilities for intellectual and practical understandings at the intersection of gender, race and religion. Essential reading for scholars and students of gender and women’s studies, cultural studies, racial and ethnic studies, religious studies and an educated public interested in understanding the challenges and possibilities of tackling both racism and the oppression of women.
Categories: Social Science

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

“FBI Official and Imam Discuss Homegrown Terror.” NPR, May 16, 2007.
Federation of ... Good Practice Guide for Mosques and Imams in Britain. Mosques
and Imams National Advisory Board, 2006. History of the Islamische
Gemeinschaft ...

Author: Lorenzo Vidino

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231522298

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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In Europe and North America, networks tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional and richly funded organizations competing to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view. Drawing on more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, he keenly analyzes a controversial movement that still remains relatively unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, attitudes, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, specifically those of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino's research sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations.
Categories: Political Science

A Black Man s Journey in America Glimpses of Islam Conversations and Travels

A Black Man s Journey in America  Glimpses of Islam  Conversations and Travels

The imam's Sunni approach, coupled with the many violent attacks upon Middle
Eastern citizens in America during the post—Iranian hostage crisis, further
increased immigrant Muslims' attendance to Mosques in the African American ...

Author: Muhammad Ali Salaam/ Ma Salaam

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462874019

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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One of the most progressive movements for “Freedom, Justice and Equality” in African American history has been Islam. Transported into America among the very first slaves, it has survived for four centuries under the most difficult of circumstances. Yet, it has produced some of the most influential leaders among Black Americans including Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Imam Warithu Deen Mohammed, Louis Farrakhan and many others. In A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels, I have placed my family’s history within the context of that Islamic heritage. Further, I have attempted to unravel the method through which African American Muslims were so often forced to embrace as a means of survival.
Categories: Religion

Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

97 Belgium 6 Higher and Professional Education Almost all imams who officiate
in the Turkish mosques have been trained in theological schools in Turkey.
Whilst their level of religious training is satisfactory, their French or Dutch
language ...

Author: Jørgen Nielsen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004283053

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

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The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides up-to-date factual information and statistics of the situation of Muslims in 46 European countries.
Categories: Social Science

Intercultural Relations and Religious Authorities

Intercultural Relations and Religious Authorities

Dutch public debates assume an inherent tension between the traditional tasks of
an imam on the one hand, and his tasks in secularised Dutch society on the other
. A considerable number of the imams working in Dutch mosques are recruited ...

Author: W. A. R. Shadid

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042911573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 294

The permanent presence of Islam and Muslims in the countries of the European Union implies many different forms of intercultural relations at different levels of society, as for instance, between Muslims and other religious or philosophical groups, within the framework of social and health care, in city life and within the sector of education. Furthermore, the relations between Muslim religious authorities and society at large may be seen as forms of intercultural relations. All these types of intercultural relations are influenced by the images fostered by various groups and individuals about the "Others". The chapters comprising of this volume each contribute to the elucidation of some aspects of these processes of intercultural relations. They have been grouped into four main categories: - the image-formation about Islam and Muslims and its impact on their position in the countries of the European Union, especially in the press, in schoolbooks and in local politics; - the intercultural relations between Muslims and other groups and institutions in the countries concerned, as stereotypes and prejudices can exercise a detrimental effect upon intercultural relations within many different sectors of society; - religion and education, and especially the Islamic Religious Education as well as the religiousness of Muslim and non-Muslim pupils; - the religious authorities of the Muslim communities in the countries of the European Union and their contribution to the formation of a "European Islam". In this context special attention is paid to the role Muslim religious authorities play in the discussions concerning political participation by Muslims in the West.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

After Integration

After Integration

In 2006 the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB)21 was set up
by a group of Muslim organisations with some support from the British Muslim
community to “facilitate good practice in the governance of mosques and ...

Author: Marian Burchardt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658025946

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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The integration of Muslims into European societies is often seen as a major challenge that is yet to be confronted. This book, by contrast, starts from the observation that on legal, political and organizational levels integration has already taken place. It showcases the variety of theoretical approaches that scholars have developed to conceptualize Muslim life in Europe, and provides detailed empirical analysis of ten European countries. Demonstrating how Muslim life unfolds between conviviality and contentious politics, the contributors describe demographic developments, analyze legal controversies, and explore the action of government and state, Muslim communities and other civil society actors. Driving forces behind the integration of Islam are discussed in detail and compared across countries.
Categories: Political Science

Muslim Women and Shari ah Councils

Muslim Women and Shari ah Councils

Raza describes this as 'mosque politics' and states: Mosques in Britainhave
become abattle ground forpower politics ...It is pointlessto ... In thisstudy, three
Shari'ah councils had evolved underthe guidance ofan imam from arespected
mosque.

Author: S. Bano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283856

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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Using original empirical data and critiquing existing research, Samia Bano explores the experience of British Muslim woman who use Shari'ah councils to resolve marital disputes. She challenges the language of community rights and claims for legal autonomy in matters of family law showing how law and community can empower as well as restrict women.
Categories: Political Science

The House of the Mosque

The House of the Mosque

In the house of the mosque the imam's daughter, Sadiq, was old enough to marry
. The family waited in silence. Perhaps someone would knock, perhaps the
phone would ring. But winter was nearly over, and there hadn't been a single
suitor.

Author: Kader Abdolah

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847678126

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

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In the house of the mosque, the family of Aqa Jaan has lived for eight centuries. Now it is occupied by three cousins: Aqa Jaan, a merchant and head of the city's bazaar; Alsaberi, the imam of the mosque and Aqa Shoja, the mosque's muezzin. The house itself teems with life, as each of their families grows up with their own triumphs and tragedies. Sadiq is waiting for a suitor to knock at the door to ask for her hand, while her two grandmothers sweep the floors each morning dreaming of travelling to Mecca. Meanwhile Shahbal longs only to get hold of a television to watch the first moon landing. All these daily dramas are played out under the watchful eyes of the storks that nest on the minarets above. But this family will experience upheaval unknown to previous generations. For in Iran, political unrest is brewing. The shah is losing his hold on power; the ayatollah incites rebellion from his exile in France; and one day the ayatollah returns. The consequences will be felt in every corner of Aqa Jaan's family.
Categories: Fiction

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

As mosques are God's houses - the symbol of Islam , the focus of Muslim
attention , and the center of attraction for their ... The Minister emphasized the
importance of selecting imams capable of advancing the mosque's role as the
focus for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000050061484

Category: Saudi Arabia

Page:

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Categories: Saudi Arabia

ridiculous hilarious terrible cool

ridiculous hilarious terrible cool

The Shaikhs have found a mosque in Chicago that they like, though Aisha finds it
odd to pray indoors. In Cairo, everyone prayed in the street. ... In other mosques,
the imams rant in Arabic, which drives Aisha away. Aisha finds humor in almost ...

Author: Elisha Cooper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440634673

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 272

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Elisha Cooper spent a year hanging out at a Chicago high school— listening and sketching students. He followed eight kids, mostly seniors, through their entire year, and by telling their specific stories he gives us a more general picture of what it’s like to be a high school student. Part documentary, part sketchbook, this is a, thoroughly entertaining account.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria

Islamic Piety in Medieval Syria

Mosques, Cemeteries and Sermons Under the Zangids and Ayyūbids (1146-
1260) Daniella Talmon-Heller ... In the great mosque of Damascus alone, there
were, in his days, nine imåms representing all four schools of law.10 In Zangid ...

Author: Daniella Talmon-Heller

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004158092

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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A study of the religious thought and practice of Muslims of all social echelons in Syria during the crusades and the anti-Frankish jihad, this book offers an intimate and complex analysis of the texture of medieval Islamic piety.
Categories: Religion

The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood

Mosques that presented as Sharia adherent were more likely to feature violence-
positive texts on site than were their non-Sharia-adherent counterparts. In 84.5%
of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts.

Author: Erick Stakelbeck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621570349

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Brotherhoods is the chilling chronicle of the alleged crimes and betrayals of NYPD Detectives Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito, notorious rogue cops who stand charged with the ultimate form of police corruption-shielding their crimes behind their badges while they worked for the mob. These crimes included murder, kidnapping, torture, and the betrayal of an entire generation of New York City detectives and federal agents. This gripping real-life detective story reveals two brotherhoods, both with hierarchies, rituals, and codes of conduct. Chased for seven years by William Oldham, the brilliant and determined detective who didn't let the case die, Detectives Caracappa and Eppolito are at the centre of an investigation that moves from the mobbed-up streets of Brooklyn to Hollywood sets and the Las Vegas strip. Co-written with prize-winning investigative journalist Guy Lawson, the story spans three decades and showcases a cast of characters that runs the gamut from capo psychopaths to grieving mothers to a group of retired detectives and investigators working to see that justice is done.This quintessential American mob tale, both bizarre and compelling, ranks with such modern crime classics as Serpico, Donnie Brasco, and Wiseguy.
Categories: Religion

Young British Muslims

Young British Muslims

Focus on Muslim women Mosque restrictions and women The majority of the
mosque imams across Britain have no public or civic role (Lewis 2007: 103). The
mosque committee members bring imams from back home and pay them with the
 ...

Author: Nahid Afrose Kabir

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686926

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. Nahid Kabir has carried out over 200 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with young Muslims in five British cities: London, Leicester, Bradford, Leeds and Cardiff. By emphasising the importance of biculturalism, Kabir conveys a realistic and hopeful vision for their successful integration into British society.
Categories: Social Science