Women's Majelis Taklim and Gendered religious Practice in Northern Ambon
This article explores a case in point: women's majelis taklim in the Leihitu area of Ambon Island in eastern Indonesia. 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]
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