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Pop-up Mosques, Social Media Adhan, and the Making of Female and LGBTQ-Inclusive Imams

Petersen, Jesper LU (2019) In Journal of Muslims in Europe 8(2). p.178-196
Abstract
The last few decades have seen the appearance of a number of mosques that do not constitute buildings; they are mosques without bricks. This article therefore defines a new concept, the pop-up mosque, as an analytical term for the temporary conversion of an other-purposed space into a mosque, which is used for Islamic rituals such as Friday prayer and marriages. The pop-up mosque can produce religious leaders such as female imams and it thereby becomes the stage on which nonconformist discourses such as Islamic feminism are embodied and enacted. The article also investigates the relation between social media and the pop-up mosque and defines the concept of ‘social media adhan’ as a prayer call that goes out through various channels on the... (More)
The last few decades have seen the appearance of a number of mosques that do not constitute buildings; they are mosques without bricks. This article therefore defines a new concept, the pop-up mosque, as an analytical term for the temporary conversion of an other-purposed space into a mosque, which is used for Islamic rituals such as Friday prayer and marriages. The pop-up mosque can produce religious leaders such as female imams and it thereby becomes the stage on which nonconformist discourses such as Islamic feminism are embodied and enacted. The article also investigates the relation between social media and the pop-up mosque and defines the concept of ‘social media adhan’ as a prayer call that goes out through various channels on the internet. The article is based on field work and interviews conducted primarily in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. (Less)
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Islam, pop-up mosque, mosque, female imam, Islamic feminism, LGBTQ, gender, SoMe adhan, social media adhan, Denmark
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Journal of Muslims in Europe
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8
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2
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178 - 196
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Brill
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2211-7954
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10.1163/22117954-12341392
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English
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  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Brill},
  series       = {Journal of Muslims in Europe},
  title        = {Pop-up Mosques, Social Media Adhan, and the Making of Female and LGBTQ-Inclusive Imams},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22117954-12341392},
  doi          = {10.1163/22117954-12341392},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2019},
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