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Education: Women's Religious: Jamaica
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1Far from the centers of Islamic cultures, Muslim women in Jamaica attired in the ḥijāb symbolize their Islamic faith and their loyalty to Islamic values in the midst of Western cultures with multi-denominational Christian churches in every neighborhood facing a bar or a tavern. Although invisible in number, their uniqueness in dress and behavioral patterns raise the curiosity of onlookers about Islam. To these M…

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Afroz, Sultana, “Education: Women's Religious: Jamaica”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256d>
First published online: 2009

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