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Migration and Redefining Self

Negotiating Religious Identity among Hazara Women in Germany

Saideh Saidi

This article explores how Afghan (Hazara) women negotiate and sift their religious understandings and identities over time after migrating to Germany. Migration experiences and exposure to German society has impacted their self-narration and conceptualisation of cultural change in their own identity. This ethnographic research illustrates the notion of acceptance or rejection to change among Hazara immigrant women in their lived religion in diaspora. Based on my fieldwork, three different trajectories along religious lines occur in the Afghan diaspora: a group of immigrants, enhancing Islamic values, whose relationship to and involvement in religion intensified and increased; the second group largely consider themselves secular Muslims trying to fully indulge into the new society; the third group has an elastic religious identity, blending Islamic values with Western-inspired lifestyles.

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Shari’a and ‘traditional Tatar Islam’

From Flexibility to Protection

Rozaliya Garipova

Like all the elites of post-Soviet Muslim countries, the political elite and religious officials in Russia have been in the search of a moderate and strictly national Islamic identity, to keep the Muslim population of Russia separate from Arab or Turkish versions of Islam that could be politicised and thus had the potential to undermine the state structure. ‘Tatar traditional Islam’ emerged through this framework.

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Whose Austria?

Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity

Farid Hafez

to issues of radicalization and terrorism ( Lynch 2013 ). Others focused on relations between Islamic identity and music, especially hip-hop ( O’Brien 2013 ), and issues of inclusion and exclusion ( Andre et al. 2015 ; Ali 2014 ; Güney 2010

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Creative Encounters

African Trade and Chinese Oil Production in Western Chad

Nikolaus Schareika

on family ties, a common Islamic identity, and incrementally growing personal trust was linked to the Chinese oil project. 2 Based on the company’s transactions with Iba, it seems that the flexibility needed to develop new solutions through

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Adam Hansen

violence’. 51 Finally, Al Bassam shows how contemporary Middle Eastern or Islamic identities are fashioned in opposition to yet through influence by Western power, even as this power draws on Muslim histories and voices. We can see this in an exchange in

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“Forging New Malay networks”

Imagining global halal markets

Johan Fischer

pursuit of wealth in Islamically approved ways is central to modern Islamic identity formation (71). Similar to what I shall show in connection with halal network events, it is often at social events that networking takes on its greatest power (124

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Creating borders in young minds

A case study of Indian and Pakistani school textbooks

Dhananjay Tripathi

promotes Islamic identity of Pakistanis offering no legitimation of other identities, particularly ethnic identities” ( Durrani & Dunne, 2010, p. 222 ). Even Islam is not a homogenous religion and there are different strands in Islam, and the description of

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Matthew Carey, Ida Nielsen Sølvhøj, Eve Monique Zucker, Younes Saramifar and Louis Frankenthaler

state and suppressing the vernacular language leads the community to a different form of identity expression, which is a religious and Islamic identity in the case of the Uyghur. However, he also states that because of the Chinese “police state

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Around Abby Day’s Believing in Belonging

Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World

Christopher R. Cotter, Grace Davie, James A. Beckford, Saliha Chattoo, Mia Lövheim, Manuel A. Vásquez and Abby Day

making a productive point, and I would like to push it further. In my example of lived Islam in Canada, youth constructed an Islamic identity for themselves within the social realm, as negotiated through the people they believed to be important and