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Women's Majelis Taklim and Gendered religious Practice in Northern Ambon

Winn, Phillip


This article explores a case in point: women's majelis taklim in the Leihitu area of Ambon Island in eastern Indonesia.[4] The emergence of such groups in this locale is certainly linked to national visions of contemporary Muslim women. However, the core activity of majelis taklim in Leihitu involves a longstanding practice in that setting: recitation of Arabic-language religious texts in order to gain religious merit, in particular a genre known as barzanji. I argue that majelis taklim should...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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