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Taqiyya i Sverige, en studie av begreppet taqiyya in en nutida svenska kontext.

Harrison, Viktor LU (2016) ISLK02 20152
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
In this bachelor thesis I study the prevalence of taqiyya among a group of Swedish Muslims belonging to the Twelver Shia sect. Furthermore I examine their opinions regarding its use and whether taqiyya is relevant in a contemporary Swedish context. Beside the empirical study, I use social theories to examine how the individual relates to their own right to religious interpretation outside the paradigm of religious authority. As well as examining how group dynamics are shaped to be forgiving towards members who break against core values and condemning against outsiders that replicate the same action. In addition the study uses a semi-structured interview method.
The conclusive results that are yielded in this study are the following.... (More)
In this bachelor thesis I study the prevalence of taqiyya among a group of Swedish Muslims belonging to the Twelver Shia sect. Furthermore I examine their opinions regarding its use and whether taqiyya is relevant in a contemporary Swedish context. Beside the empirical study, I use social theories to examine how the individual relates to their own right to religious interpretation outside the paradigm of religious authority. As well as examining how group dynamics are shaped to be forgiving towards members who break against core values and condemning against outsiders that replicate the same action. In addition the study uses a semi-structured interview method.
The conclusive results that are yielded in this study are the following. Firstly, only a minority of my informants practice taqiyya and in general the informants do not see taqiyya, as something that is needed in a Swedish contemporary context.
The study shows a new correlation regarding what group taqiyya is used against. The empirical and theoretical studies of taqiyya show that taqiyya is generally used by a Shia minority, against a majority of another creed. However my study shows signs of a new paradigm, where a minority uses taqiyya against another minority, and not against representatives of mainstream society. (Less)
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Harrison, Viktor LU
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ISLK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish contemporary context., Twelver- Shia, Ithna Ashariyya, Shia, Taqiyya, Keywords: Islamic studies
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Swedish
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8773062
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2016-05-11 09:47:05
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  abstract     = {In this bachelor thesis I study the prevalence of taqiyya among a group of Swedish Muslims belonging to the Twelver Shia sect. Furthermore I examine their opinions regarding its use and whether taqiyya is relevant in a contemporary Swedish context. Beside the empirical study, I use social theories to examine how the individual relates to their own right to religious interpretation outside the paradigm of religious authority. As well as examining how group dynamics are shaped to be forgiving towards members who break against core values and condemning against outsiders that replicate the same action. In addition the study uses a semi-structured interview method.
The conclusive results that are yielded in this study are the following. Firstly, only a minority of my informants practice taqiyya and in general the informants do not see taqiyya, as something that is needed in a Swedish contemporary context.
The study shows a new correlation regarding what group taqiyya is used against. The empirical and theoretical studies of taqiyya show that taqiyya is generally used by a Shia minority, against a majority of another creed. However my study shows signs of a new paradigm, where a minority uses taqiyya against another minority, and not against representatives of mainstream society.},
  author       = {Harrison, Viktor},
  keyword      = {Swedish contemporary context.,Twelver- Shia,Ithna Ashariyya,Shia,Taqiyya,Keywords: Islamic studies},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Taqiyya i Sverige, en studie av begreppet taqiyya in en nutida svenska kontext.},
  year         = {2016},
}