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Education: Women's Religious: Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
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This entry reviews how Muslim girls and women are taught Islam, formally and informally, in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. With diverse Muslim thought in these regions, religious education, which generally involves Islamic faith, praxis, and a psycho-spiritual reflection of Islamic history, is equally varied. To maintain their unique Islamic identity, most ethno-linguistic groups use their own language for religious instruction. Arabic is often used in institutions that s…

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Hassim, Muhammad Eeqbal Farouque, “Education: Women's Religious: Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256g>
First published online: 2009



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