Leiden Islam Blog: ‘Images of authority’

By David Kloos (KITLV) & Leonie Schmidt (UvA).

Despite rich Islamic artistic traditions, people tend to portray Islam as hostile to visual culture. Yet images often inform the ways in which Muslims negotiate religious authority. Practices of image-making in Indonesia and Malaysia illustrate this. Read more.

The Leiden Islam Blog is an initiative of the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS).

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