Religion and Healing in America

Religion and Healing in America

providers in America should try to address Muslim clients' concerns regarding
food contents and cleanliness, since the psychological state and potential for
healing are often associated with ritual purity. Islamic religious healing often
involves ...

Author: Linda L. Barnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195167962

Category: Religion

Page: 535

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Throughout much of the modern era, faith healing received attention only when it came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the 1990s, however, American culture changed dramatically and religious healing became a commonplace feature of our society. Increasing numbers of mainstream churches and synagogues began to hold held "healing services" and "healing circles." The use of complementary and alternative therapies-some connected with spiritual or religious traditions-became widespread, and the growing hospice movement drew attention to the spiritual aspects of medical care. At the same time, changes in immigration laws brought to the United States new cultural communities, each with their own approaches to healing. Cuban santeros, Haitian mambos and oungans, Cambodian Buddhist priests, Chinese herbalist-acupuncturists, and Hmong shamans are only a few of the newer types of American religious healers, often found practicing within blocks of prestigious biomedical institutions.This book offers a richly comprehensive collection of essays examining this new reality. It brings together, for the first time, scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives to explore the relatively uncharted field of religious healing as understood and practiced in diverse cultural communities in the United States. The book will be an invaluable resource for students of anthropology, religious studies, American studies, and ethnic studies, health care professionals, clergy, and anyone interested in the changing American cultural landscape.
Categories: Religion

Muslim Turkistan

Muslim Turkistan

Botajan, a Kazak tawip of Turkistan, insisted that the ekstrasens healers are not
like Muslim tawips, because they heal with bioenergy without ever touching you,
i.e. without taking the pulse as a method of diagnosis like a Muslim healer should
.

Author: Bruce Privratsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136838248

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints.
Categories: Social Science

Being Muslim the Bosnian Way

Being Muslim the Bosnian Way

However, the "real" medresa-educated official hodžas dismissed these healers (
and diviners) as "illiterate" because they mixed Qur'anic knowledge with what the
official hodžas considered to be non-Islamic folk beliefs. The second category ...

Author: Tone Bringa

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691001758

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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"I have been able to follow a Bosnian community over a period of six years, during which it has undergone dramatic changes. In the late 1980s people were working hard against economic crisis. In 1990 they were full of optimism for the future. In January 1993 the village was in fear, surrounded by war on all sides. In April 1993 it was attacked by Croat forces. In October 1993 none of the Muslims in the village remained. They had either fled, been placed in detention camps, or been killed." Thus begins Tone Bringa's moving ethnographic account of Bosnian Muslims' lives in a rural village located near Sarajevo. Although they represent a majority of the population in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims are still members of a minority culture in the region that was once Yugoslavia. The question of ethno- national identity has become paramount in this society, and the author focuses on religion as the defining characteristic of identity. Bringa pays particular attention to the roles that women play in defining Muslim identities, and she examines the importance of the household as a Muslim identity sphere. In so doing, she illuminates larger issues of what constitutes "nationality." This is a gripping and heartfelt account of a community that has been torn apart by ethno-political conflict. It will attract readers of all backgrounds who want to learn more about one of the most intractable wars of the late twentieth century and the people who have been so tragically affected.
Categories: Social Science

Encounter in Pastoral Care and Spiritual Healing

Encounter in Pastoral Care and Spiritual Healing

as a contribution to a healing encounter of Muslims and Christians in Germany/
Europe Ulrike Elsdörfer Key words: training in Muslim care, integration, hospital,
social case work, dialogue-programme, encounter of cultures Within the last ...

Author: Daniël Louw

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643901668

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The International Council on Pastoral Care and Counseling (ICPCC) met in August 2011 in Rotorua, New Zealand for its 9th International Congress. Various discussions in the field arose from actual challenges, such as the earthquake in Japan, social changes, and, mainly, deprivations all over the world. The ICPCC offers guidelines on how to cope with these situations, which also include the indigenous traditions of the Maori culture, projects on inter-religious encounter, etc. - all of which provoke a rethinking of traditional spirituality. The Congress proceedings are presented in this book as a state of discussion within this globalized network. (Series: Theologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft - Vol. 33)
Categories: Religion

Muslim Turkistan

Muslim Turkistan

The shaman's appropriation of the term dhikr ran in the opposite direction , the
Arabic term being applied to the local form , so that the baqsı could claim the
authority of a Muslim healer . The contextualization of Islam among the Kazaks
was ...

Author: Bruce G. Privratsky

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700712976

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints.
Categories: Religion

Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients

Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients

Muslim nurses' cultural beliefs about health, disease and healing and how these
explanatory models blended into the nurses' caring experiences have been
examined in an ethnographic study by Lovering (2008). Explanatory models are
 ...

Author: G.Hussein Rassool

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137358417

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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To meet the care needs of today's diverse patient community, healthcare professionals must learn to care in environments comprising different worldviews, communication styles and expectations. To meet this challenge, it is essential that they operate from a solid foundation of knowledge, based on high standards for cultural competence in nursing practice. Cultural Competence in Caring for Muslim Patients is designed for nurses and allied healthcare professionals. It offers a deeper insight into ways in which the Islamic faith is intertwined with patient care, and explores approaches with which to effectively address the varying healthcare requirements of a growing and diverse Muslim community. Following a clear and accessible format, the book discusses key issues including: • The identity and religious beliefs of Muslims • The ethical dimension in caring • Understanding the Muslim family system • Health considerations during fasting and pilgrimage (Hajj) What's more, case studies, activities and discussion questions throughout actively support learning and reflective practices. This insightful guide will prove a valuable asset for any nurse or healthcare professional looking to develop their understanding of how to deliver culturally compassionate and congruent care.
Categories: Medical

Women s Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities

Women s Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities

Manijeh Maghsudi Introduction Medical treatment and healing are two ways that
attract people who suffer from pain and desperately need a remedy. Both
metaphysical and medical healing occupy the domain of the experimental and
the ...

Author: Pedram Khosronejad

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643906052

Category: Muslim women

Page: 140

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In this volume the authors present and discuss different aspects of their field researches and experiences in regard to the women's rituals and devotional practices. One of the main aims of this book is to broaden our understanding of women's devotional life, as well as calling attention to its relation to general social change. Most of the contributions are based on field researches, direct observations and rituals participations. This gives the reader a unique opportunity for better understanding of methodological challenges related to gender issues and field research among Muslim communities. --
Categories: Muslim women

Healing Prayer and Medical Care

Healing Prayer and Medical Care

He knew we met every Friday right before the Muslim Friday prayers. He knew
we had an altar of prayer to Jesus, and his group used the same altar every
Friday to pray to Allah. He came early for his Friday Muslim prayers to see what
we ...

Author: Abby H. Abildness

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768490558

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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Jesus went around all the towns and villages, teaching…and proclaiming the Good News about the kingdom. He was healing all kinds of sicknesses and diseases (Matthew 9:35 PEB). In the spiritual battlefield of modern medicine, Healing Prayer and Medical Care is a soul-searing collection of true life stories and a proven victorious blueprint for a vital healing prayer ministry. Author Abby Abildness uses her 30 years in the medical field to help you to face the often dour circumstances of life. With successful experiences through healing prayer at medical centers and hospital chapels, Healing Prayer and Medical Care reveals clearly that God is healing people every day. Healing Prayer and Medical Care presents three critical foundations: · Rest: “You are tired and have heavy loads. If all of you will come to Me, I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28 PEB). · Restoration: “The One Who Is Always Present says: ‘Hey, all of you who are thirsty, come to the waters. Those of you who don’t have any money, come. …You will enjoy the best food; it will truly satisfy your soul’” (Isa. 55:1-2 PEB). · Healing: “I am the Lord who heals you,” Jehovah Rapha. Your outlook about medical care and prayer will never be the same after reading Healing Prayer and Medical Care.
Categories: Religion

Java Indonesia and Islam

Java  Indonesia and Islam

Chapter 2 The Javanese Dukun: Healing and Moral Ambiguity Healing is an
integral component of Local Islams the world over.1 While some healing
techniques, including reciting passages from the Qur'an and belief in the healing
power of ...

Author: Mark Woodward

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400700563

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Mark R. Woodward’s Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism in the Sultanate of Yogyakarta (1989) was one of the most important work on Indonesian Islam of the era. This new volume, Java, Indonesia, and Islam, builds on the earlier study, but also goes beyond it in important ways. Written on the basis of Woodward’s thirty years of research on Javanese Islam in a Yogyakarta (south-central Java) setting, the book presents a much-needed collection of essays concerning Javanese Islamic texts, ritual, sacred space, situated in Javanese and Indonesian political contexts. With a number of entirely new essays as well as significantly revised versions of essays this book is a valuable contribution to the academic community by an eminent anthropologist and key authority on Islamic religion and culture in Java.
Categories: Religion

In Amma s Healing Room

In Amma s Healing Room

This book is an ethnographic study of Islamic practices centered around a Muslim
female spiritual healer, Amma, who lives and practices in the South Indian city of
Hyderabad. Her healing practice represents a form of vernacular Islam as it ...

Author: Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253218373

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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"[I]t is extremely salubrious to see the ways Islam works in the lives of ordinary people who are not politicized in their religious lives. . . . No other book on South Asia has material like this." --Ann Grodzins Gold In Amma's Healing Room is a compelling study of the life and thought of a female Muslim spiritual healer in Hyderabad, South India. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger describes Amma's practice as a form of vernacular Islam arising in a particular locality, one in which the boundaries between Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity are fluid. In the "healing room," Amma meets a diverse clientele that includes men and women, Muslim, Hindu, and Christian, of varied social backgrounds, who bring a wide range of physical, social, and psychological afflictions. Flueckiger collaborated closely with Amma and relates to her at different moments as daughter, disciple, and researcher. The result is a work of insight and compassion that challenges widely held views of religion and gender in India and reveals the creativity of a tradition often portrayed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike as singular and monolithic.
Categories: Social Science

Islam in Dutch Society

Islam in Dutch Society

The Practice of Islamic Healing C . B . M . Hoffer Introduction As a sociologist from
the University of Leiden I did some research on Islamic healers and their clients
in The Netherlands from June 1990 till January 1991 . I did this at the request of ...

Author: W. A. R. Shadid

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9024230470

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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This book generally discusses three main topics connected to the situation of Muslims in Dutch society. First of all, attention is given to the subject of faith and rituals such as the existing mystical orders, mosque sermons and the institutionalization of ritual slaughter. The second subject deals with Islam and the second-generation Muslims in the Netherlands. In this context, the situation of the so-called runaway girls and education in general are discussed. Special attention is given to the development and functioning of Islamic schools and to the education in one's own language and culture. The last topic deals with Muslim organizations, their development and role in the emancipation of these religious groups in Dutch society. Furthermore, obstacles hindering the establishment of a Muslim council on a national level are thoroughly discussed. This book can be of interest to various categories of people, such as scholars (theologians, social scientists, lawyers), policy makers, and those who, through their profession, are in regular contact with members of the Muslim community in the Netherlands.
Categories: Religion

Patients and Agents

Patients and Agents

Despite being Islamists, Sandni's family openly consulted Hindu healers during
the course of her illness. ... Elsewhere in the Muslim world, Islamic orthodoxy is
said to undermine local, traditional healing, paving the way for the accep- tance
of ...

Author: Alyson Callan

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857454898

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Sylhet, the area of Bangladesh most closely associated with overseas migration, has seen an increase in remittances sent home from abroad, introducing new inequalities. Social change has also been mediated by the global forces of Western biomedicine and orthodox Islam. This book examines the effects of these modernizing trends on mental health and on local, traditional healing as the new inequalities have exacerbated existing social tensions and led to increased vulnerability to mental illness. It is the young women of Sylhet who are most affected. The global economy has increased competition for resources and led to marriage being seen as a route to economic advancement. Parents prefer to give their daughters in marriage to families that will widen their social contacts and enhance their economic and social standing. Accordingly, the young wife's outsider status (and hence vulnerability to mental illness) has increased as it is no longer customary to give daughters in marriage to local kin. Yet, patients and their families do not work out tensions passively. They are active agents in the construction of their own diagnosis. The extent to which patients act or are acted upon is an investigation that runs throughout the book.
Categories: Social Science

Everyday Hinduism

Everyday Hinduism

Accessing Multiple Healing Sites If a problem has been diagnosed through ritual
means, possession, or astrology as ... Within a mile radius of the healing room of
a female Muslim healer, there are numerous spiritual healing sites that are ...

Author: Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118528181

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This innovative introductory textbook explores the centralpractices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everydaypractice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals andeveryday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images Includes data from the author’s own extensiveethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh), the DeccanPlateau (Hyderabad), and South India (Tirupati) Features coverage of Hindu diasporas, including a study of theHindu community in Atlanta, Georgia Each chapter includes case study examples of specific topicsrelated to the practice of Hinduism framed by introductory andcontextual material
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Everyday Life in South Asia

Everyday Life in South Asia

Islam. at. a. Healing. Crossroads. in. Hyderabad. Joyce. Burkhalter. Flueckiger. I
was quite literally called to Amma, the Muslim female healer who is the focus of
this essay, by the green flag that flies atop her courtyard. I was in the south Indian
 ...

Author: Diane P. Mines

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253354730

Category: History

Page: 566

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Social theorists focus on the everyday lives and experiences of people living in South Asia in this book composed of papers that clearly convey important facets of the history, diversity, and richness of the region's social-cultural life, as well as speak to theoretical questions and concerns viewed as vital by a range of contemporary scholars. This edition contains many updated versions of those from the original book, as well as new papers from scholars whose work focuses on the kinds of critical contemporary issues that have impacted the region and grabbed the media over recent years: young, middle-class workers in call centers, the impact on local gender systems of the massive out-migration of Sri Lankan housemaids to oil-producing Middle East, the force and flavor of new Hindu nationalisms, contemporary terrain of homosexualities and local "global gay" movements, "brain-drain in reverse" of professionals to India, and the emergence of new middle-class lifeways amidst far reaching processes of cultural economic liberalization and globalization.
Categories: History

The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

SIX Diffusion of Islamic Medicine into Hausaland Ismail H. Abdalla
INTRODUCTION The history of Islamic medicine in Africa ... That an " Islamic
medicine " has existed in Muslim countries from early times to the present is
indisputable .

Author: Steven Feierman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520066812

Category: History

Page: 487

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These essays are an account of disease, health and healing practices on the African continent. The contributors all emphasize the social conditions linked to ill health and the development of local healing traditions, from Morocco to South Africa and from the precolonial era to the present.
Categories: History

Islam in Africa Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Islam in Africa  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Historians have pointed to the esteemed role played by Muslim scholars as
healers, astrologers, and advisers at African courts. The healing traditions, in
particular, have also served Muslim communities on a much more widespread
level.

Author: Abdulkader Tayob

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199805945

Category:

Page: 26

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania 1890 2000

Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania  1890 2000

Still , the coexistence of local and Muslim healing practice is not entirely
comfortable . Mkweka insinuated that book healing ' had in effect made local
healers obsolete ; he omitted them from the enumeration of options for people
seeking ...

Author: Felicitas Becker

Publisher: British Academy Postdoctoral F

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131612116

Category: History

Page: 364

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Tanzania has moved from widespread conversion to Islam in the early twentieth century to recent bitter disputes over Islamic radicalism. Using a combination of government, mission and oral records, this volume examines the intellectual and social forces behind these transitions.
Categories: History

A Spirit of Tolerance

A Spirit of Tolerance

On the other hand, among the Muslims everything is homogenous—their words
and gestures are identical. The times, places, and calls to prayer are similar.
When a Muslim healer writes down efficacious signs,1 all the other initiates can ...

Author: Amadou Hampaté Bâ

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316475

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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The story of remarkable individuals should belong to the world, as well as to a specific time and place. In a world where religious faiths are often at odds with each other, the story of Tierno Bokar should be shared.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography