Female Islamic Interpretations on the Air : Fatwas and Religious Guidance by Women Scholars on Arab Satellite Channels

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Publication BookChapter
Title Female Islamic Interpretations on the Air : Fatwas and Religious Guidance by Women Scholars on Arab Satellite Channels
Author(s) Roald, Anne Sofie
Date 2015
Editor(s) Roald, Anne Sofie; Jayyusi, Lena
English abstract
The article discusses the phenomenon of Islamic women scholars on Arab television, and the ways that the advent of satellite television has created a new official space for women. This study examines three types of female presence: “The spiritual guide”, “the faqiha or Islamic scholar”, and “the female sexologist”. In all three figures there is an indication of a turn towards a more individualistic trend in relation to female spirituality and the role of women in Islamic legislation. The new airing of sexual issues in the public sphere further indicates a turn towards a more individualistic stance within Islamic discourse, and perhaps points to the emergence of a particular form of Islamic modernity.
Link http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/media-and-political-contestation-in-the-contemporary-arab-world-lena-jayyusi/?isb=9781137539076 (external link to publication)
Publisher Palgrave
Host/Issue Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World
Series/Issue The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication;
ISBN 9781137539076
Pages 210-238
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Heba Kotb
Suad al-Salih
Abla al-Kahlawi
Religious sermon
Sexuality
sharia
Fiqh
Satelite television
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19867 (link to this page)
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