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Education: Women's Religious: Arab States (excepting the Gulf and North Africa)
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Women's religious education in Arab countries encompasses a broad variety of forms and settings. For Muslim women, educational exposure occurs in formal, state-accredited institutions as well as sessions (ḥalaqāt) in mosques and homes. It also occurs at all levels, from primary education to higher, more specialized training in the classical Muslim sciences. Likewise, religious education of Christian Arab women occurs in multiple settings and at various levels, from private, parochial schools to churches or monasteries. Due…

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Sayeed, Asma, “Education: Women's Religious: Arab States (excepting the Gulf and North Africa)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256a>
First published online: 2009

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