By Adeline Masquelier

In the small city of Dogondoutchi, Niger, Malam Awal, a charismatic Sufi preacher, was once recruited by means of neighborhood Muslim leaders to denounce the practices of reformist Muslims. Malam Awal’s message has been considered as a combined blessing by means of Muslim girls who've obvious new definitions of Islam and Muslim perform impression their position and position in society. This examine follows the occupation of Malam Awal and files the engagement of ladies within the non secular debates which are refashioning their daily lives. Adeline Masquelier unearths how those ladies have needed to outline Islam on their lonesome phrases, particularly as a tradition that governs schooling, participation in prayer, family actions, marriage ceremony customs, and who wears the veil and the way. Masquelier’s richly distinctive narrative provides new understandings of what it potential to be a Muslim lady in Africa today.

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