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Muslim Voices and Lives in the Contemporary World

Muslim Voices and Lives in the Contemporary World

by F. Trix
     
 

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This book tells the stories of eleven remarkable people in the Islamic world, from a religious musician in Pakistan who sings the sufferings of the saints and hopes to bring reconciliation to his country, to the son of one of the greatest Shi'ite scholars of Iraq who was murdered trying to restore peace in his city.

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This book tells the stories of eleven remarkable people in the Islamic world, from a religious musician in Pakistan who sings the sufferings of the saints and hopes to bring reconciliation to his country, to the son of one of the greatest Shi'ite scholars of Iraq who was murdered trying to restore peace in his city.

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"Provides in-depth portraits of ordinary Muslims in a variety of every-day contexts in order to overcome insidious Western stereotypes." - Richard Antoun, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

"This is an outstanding collection of the personal lives of a variety of persons who are believers of Islam and for whom their religion is an important part of their daily lives. It is extremely well written and contains interesting stories that simultaneously convey a great deal of first hand material, as well as underlying aspects of Islamic life." - Barbara C. Aswad, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230605367
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Frances Trix is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, Indiana University.

John Walbridge is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University.

Linda Walbridge was a cultural anthropologist specializing in Shi‘ism and Islam in the West. She died in 2002.

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