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Religious Practices: Ablution, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety: Southeast Asia
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The question of gender has been discussed quite widely in contemporary Southeast Asian Muslim circles. There are many different perceptions of it and it is sometimes even considered to be a Western or strange concept imported into Muslim nations. Books about gender, however, have been translated and circulated extensively in Muslim countries and this, to a large extent, has brought about ma…

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Abdullah, Zulkarnaini, “Religious Practices: Ablution, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety: Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0610f>
First published online: 2009



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