An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism by Sherine Hafez

By Sherine Hafez

As the area grapples with problems with spiritual fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that search justification in both “religious” or “secular” discourses, ladies who declare Islam as a automobile for person and social swap are frequently both considered as pious topics who sign up for an ideology that denies them many sleek freedoms, or as feminist matters who search empowerment in simple terms via rejecting faith and adopting secularist discourses. Such assumptions emerge from a standard development within the literature to categorize the ‘secular’ and the ‘religious’ as polarizing different types, which in flip mitigates the identities, reports and activities of girls in Islamic societies. but in fact Muslim ladies whose activism is grounded in Islam draw both on ideas linked to secularism.

In An Islam of Her Own, Sherine Hafez specializes in women's Islamic activism in Egypt to problem those binary representations of spiritual as opposed to secular subjectivities. Drawing on six non-consecutive years of ethnographic fieldwork inside of a women's Islamic circulate in Cairo, Hafez analyzes the ways that girls who perform Islamic activism narrate their selfhood, articulate their wants, and include discourses within which the limits are blurred among the spiritual and the secular.

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