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Making sense of hijāb and niqāb in contemporary Western societies

Solihu, Abdul Kabir Hussain (2009) Making sense of hijāb and niqāb in contemporary Western societies. Intellectual Discourse, 17 (1). pp. 25-41. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

Ḥijāb, an Islamic ethico-religious and socio-cultural symbol, is increasingly becoming visible in the Western public arena giving rise to a debate over its compatibility with dominant Western culture and values. Placing it in an argumentative genre, the paper highlights the sociological, religious and cultural rationales for the increasing visibility of the Islamic dress code among young Muslim women. It provides a discursive framework based on a cultural sociology through which ḥijāb and niqāb could be accepted.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4608/4601
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hijab, niqab, hijabphobia, multiculturalism, democracy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Abdul Kabir Hussain Solihu
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 15:23
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 14:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4601

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