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Finding a Place to Sit

How Qatari Women Combine Cultural and Kinship Capital in the Home Majlis

Rehenuma Asmi

to see creative ways in which Qatari women combined forms of capital, such as cultural capital or access to higher education, with ‘kinship capital’ or access to family ties in the space of the home majlis . This is seen in the situation above, where

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Edited by Soheila Shahshahani

use of a traditional space, the majlis of women, or what Asmi calls the kinship capital. This rational space, which is also emotionally charged, has been helping women to discuss their daily worries. They definitely want to keep their acceptability

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From the Throes of Anguished Mourning

Shi‘i Ritual Lamentation and the Pious Publics of Lebanon

Fouad Gehad Marei

. Immediately, the commotion receded as congregants praised Prophet Muhammad in a melodic chant ( ṣalawāt ) repeated thrice. The ritual lamentation ceremony ( majlis ; pl. majālis ) had commenced. Ayash inaugurated the majlis with a melancholic devotional

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Circling around the really Real in Iran

Ethnography of Muharram laments among Shi'i volunteer militants in the Middle East

Younes Saramifar

shed tears in silence while beating our chests to remember the pain Hussain suffered.” Nowadays, mourners are not attracted to a majlis (ceremony, pl. majalis ) by the presence of a well-known clergy; rather, they seek out the majlis where a well

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

, 203. 19 With the partial exception of Muḥammad Z akā Ullah, Makārum ul A kh lāq (Dihli, 1891), quoted according to the reprint (Lahore: Majlis-e taraqqī-e adab, 1967), 88–94. 20 Muḥammad Z akā Ullah, Taʿlīm ul Khisal (Dihli: Maṭbaʿ Chasma-e Faiẓ

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Donner la mort au gibier sur le territoire sacré de la Mecque

Une vieille controverse (VIIe-VIIIe siècles)

Hocine Benkheira

–429, n° 8333. Réferénces ‘Abd al-Razzâq (m. 826), al-Musannaf , 11 vol., (éd.) Habîb al-Rahmân al-A’zamî, Beyrouth, Dâr al-majlis al-‘ilmî, 1970 – 1972 . Benkheira , M. H. ( 1998a ), ‘ Sanglant mais juste: l’abattage en islâm ’, Etudes rurales , no

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“Going vertical” in times of insecurity

Constructing proximity and distance through a Kenyan gated high-rise

Zoë Goodman

,” she confided one day as we were waiting for an afternoon majlis (sermon) to start. “Look at these two shot in Old Town … our family elsewhere are ringing us, worried. Mombasa is not such a place.” Anisa shook her head and continued, “We're planning to

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

authorities came to realize that medicine could not simply be imposed without information and agreement. In 1912, city councils ( majlis ) were created in Fez. These were made up of wealthy Muslim and Jewish merchants and elites who gradually transformed into

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Conceptualizing Compassion in Communication for Communication

Emotional Experience in Islamic Sermons (Bengali waʿẓ maḥfils)

Max Stille

oral storytelling of South Asia since premodernity, 118 as well as of the Shiite mourning assembly ( majlis ). 119 The crucial question is how the sermons’ design works to situate the emotional climax temporally—in the moment of the prayer

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Arian Hopf

Pānīpatī (Lahore: Majlis-i Taraqqii Adab, 1962), vol. 5, 378–380. 11 Sayyid Ahmad Khan: Tabayīn al-kalām fī tafsīr al-taurāt va al-injīl ʿalā milat al- Islām (Lahore: Maktabahi Aḫūvat, 2006), vol. 1, 14. 12 Ibid., vol. 2, 491–492. 13 M. Reza Pirbhai