Recreation and the creative Muslimah


Date/Time: Wed 23 Nov 2022 17:00-19:00
Place: 301 Seminar Room Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, TUFS
Online meeting


Recreation and the creative Muslimah

In most countries around the world literacy and employment rate amongst women has risen steadily in the last few decades, as it has amongst Muslim women too. Many amongst them are seeking simultaneously to learn about Islam, i.e., their obligations as Muslims and the rights that Islamic law has endowed them. Their engagement in economic activities implies mobility and the availability of surplus capital to spend on recreational activities. However, the question arises if and which recreational activities will be permissible and preferred by Muslim women. Therefore, many women have introduced tourism, hospitality, and event management initiatives that cater to educated urban Muslims' aesthetics. The travel bloggers from Indonesia who review female mosque areas, Instagrammers from the UK who normalize a niqabi lifestyle while capturing beautiful picnics, and Pakistani women who promote traveling into beautiful areas of Pakistan in female and family-friendly ways are a few prominent examples.

Faiza Muhammad Din (Post-doctoral researcher, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin)
Faiza is currently engaged as a post-doctoral researcher in the research project, Women's Pathways to Professionalization in Muslim Asia: Reconfiguring Religious Knowledge, Gender, and Connectivity (2020-3). The research focuses on the diverse ways in which Muslim women translate their religious knowledge into their professional lives. This presentation is based on the online research conducted in 2020-1 during the pandemic. Her research interests include gender and religion, language and gender, eco-theology, interreligious dialogue, religion and consumer identities, and South & Southeast Asian Islam.

Language: English
Admission: Free

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Organized by:
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Research Project on Islam and Gender: Towards a Comprehensive Discussion” (Principal Investigator: Eiji Nagasawa, Project number:20H00085), Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Trust Building Through Thought and Strategy” (Principal Investigator: So YAMANE (Osaka University) Project Number: 20H05828)

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