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Religious Practices: Ablution, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety: Western Europe
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Introduction

Ritual practice plays an important role for pious Muslims throughout the Islamic world as well as in the diaspora, including in Western Europe. Although there are important differences in regard to origin and historical background of migration (postcolonial immigration, guest worker programs, and asylum seekers) depending on the different nati…

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Jouili, Jeanette S., “Religious Practices: Ablution, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0610i>
First published online: 2009



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