Shifting Normative Boundaries of Nudity: The Elasticity of Islamic Jurisprudence regarding Satr al-'Awra
Shifting Normative Boundaries of Nudity: The Elasticity of Islamic Jurisprudence regarding Satr al-ʿAwra
Since al-Azhar published the first fatwa-collections in 1895, the role of fatwas has changed. Modern and modern media fatwas are published in order to influence the normative Islamic discourse rather than solely court decisions. Thus, Islamic scholars and organisations that publish their fatwas into different languages have emerged. By doing so, they are trying to influence the normative discourse among Muslims. This research will look at the interpretations of satr al-ʿawra and - as far as possible - the reasons for the increase of fatwas regarding satr al-ʿawra. In order to draw on the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies, different Islamic denominations and Muslims from different parts of the world as well as new concepts such as fiqh al-aqallīyāt will be taken into consideration.
Erstgutachterin: Prof. Dr. Birgit Krawietz