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Muslim Female Religious Authority

Date(s) - 11/12/2020
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Join us for the third event in our online series ‘Authority in the Globalised Muslim World’.

About this Event

PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place online via Zoom. Joining details will be emailed to registered attendees 24hours before the event begins.

Over the last decade, there has been a growing visibility of female Islamic authorities in Europe and globally, accompanied by increasing scholarly research and public debate on this topic. However, discussions in the field are often framed around questions which are not always relevant to the interests of female authorities. Moreover, some research in the area reproduces categories and binaries that risk stereotyping or flattening the varied nature of the work performed by female religious authorities.

This round table brings together practitioners and researchers from across the globe to reflect on the following questions: what questions should we ask in our research on female religious leadership and why? What theories, concepts and frameworks do we engage with and what do they tell us about female authorities? How do we ensure that our research matters and is relevant to female religious authorities?

Roundtable Contributors:

Chair: Mulki Al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki)

Amina Inloes (The Islamic College)

Joseph Hill (University of Alberta)

David Kloos (KITLV)

Safia Shahid (Women’s Muslim College)

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