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Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: South Asia
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Introduction: a brief typology of religious commemorations

Five types of religious commemorations are significant for Muslim women in South Asia: the Islamic calendrical celebrations; national, regional, and local saints' festivals; commemorations of the Prophet Muḥammad's birthday (mīlād al-Nabī) and in honor of the family of the Prophet (ahl-i bayt); and celebrations …

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Pemberton, Kelly, “Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: South Asia”, 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_0617f>
First published online: 2009

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