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Religious Practices: Conversion: Iran
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This entry takes a historical and contemporary look at conversion to and from Islam among women in Iran. It will present the propagation of Islam in Iran and survey the ways in which Islamic and state laws, across historical periods, view women adopting a new faith. Although little research has examined how matters of conversion are gendered, this entry focuse…

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Spellman, Kathryn, “Religious Practices: Conversion: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0611e>
First published online: 2009

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