By Sherine Hafez
As the realm grapples with problems with non secular fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that search justification in both “religious” or “secular” discourses, ladies who declare Islam as a motor vehicle for person and social swap are usually both considered as pious matters who join an ideology that denies them many glossy freedoms, or as feminist matters who search empowerment in simple terms via rejecting faith and adopting secularist discourses. Such assumptions emerge from a typical development within the literature to categorize the ‘secular’ and the ‘religious’ as polarizing different types, which in flip mitigates the identities, reviews and activities of girls in Islamic societies. but really Muslim ladies whose activism is grounded in Islam draw both on ideas linked to secularism.
In An Islam of Her Own, Sherine Hafez specializes in women’s Islamic activism in Egypt to problem those binary representations of spiritual as opposed to secular subjectivities. Drawing on six non-consecutive years of ethnographic fieldwork inside a women's Islamic move in Cairo, Hafez analyzes the ways that ladies who perform Islamic activism narrate their selfhood, articulate their wishes, and include discourses during which the limits are blurred among the non secular and the secular.
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