This entry explores the different kinds of religious associations that
Muslim women in the Caucasus are affiliated with, the purposes of these,
and women's reasons for joining them.
Traditionally a majority of the peoples in the northern Caucasus are
Sunni Muslims, or belong to one of the major Sufi brotherhoods:
Qadiriyya and Naqshbandiyya. There are cases where both Qadiriyya and Naqshbandiyya have accepted women as membe…
Cite this page
“Religious Associations: The Caucasus”, in:
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph.
Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00367>