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Space: Mosques: East Asia
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In East Asia, Muslims and believers in the Islamic faith are in an absolute minority. Their main challenge is their relationship with mainstream society, which is often ignorant of the faith and not infrequently hostile. External pressure impacts gender dynamics within Muslim society, and for the sake of survival, often in a context of non-Islamic culture, Muslims collaborate with each other regardless of …

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Jingjun, Shui, “Space: Mosques: East Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0284c>
First published online: 2009

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