Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Rahina Muazu

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Aufgabenbereich

The Recited Qur’an and Vocal Nudity: Contestations over the Female Voice in the Nigerian Public Space

E-Mail muazu@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

The Recited Qur’an and Vocal Nudity: Contestations over the Female Voice in the Nigerian Public Space

This research looks at Qur’an recitation, female reciters in Nigeria and the female voice. The main focus will be on the female voice of recitation in public and its position under Islamic law. The approach is twofold; fiqhi and ethnographic. It is aimed at finding out the position of the female voice under the Islamic law.

The following research questions form the basis of the study. Does the female voice falls under her nudity in the Islamic law? What effects can a female voice of recitation have on male listeners? What is the relationship between the sacred and the nude? Is the term awrah itself gendered or not and by who? The research will draw upon fiqhi text of the Maliki School of law as well as ethnographic data on the practice of recitation in Nigeria.

Erstgutachterin: Prof. Dr. Birgit Krawietz

Zweitgutachter: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger

Drittgutachterin: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gudrun Krämer