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Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood$
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Hem Borker

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199484225

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199484225.001.0001

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Becoming a Kamil Momina

Becoming a Kamil Momina

Girls’ Lives Inside Madrasa Jamiatul Mominat

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(p.166) Chapter Six Becoming a Kamil Momina
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Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood
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Hem Borker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the everyday lives of the girls inside the madrasa to understand the tension between the ideational construct of an ideal Muslim women and its practice. The madrasa students’ espousal and embodiment of madrasa norms coexists with practices that are not permissible in the madrasa.

Keywords:   Ideal Muslim woman, embodiment, piety, everyday life, pious practice, purdah, ambivalence, subverting norms, gender, subjectivity

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