New publication on female Islamic authority in contemporary Asia

Special Issue Asian Studies Review 40-4: ‘Studying female islamic authority: From top-down to bottom-up modes of certification’. Guest edited by David Kloos (KITLV) and Mirjam Künkler. The special issue is a call to study female religious authority from the bottom up, in order to better understand why believers, whether men or women, ascribe religious authority to women in some contexts and situations, but overwhelmingly still prefer male religious authority over female, despite the permissiveness for female juristic expertise in Islamic law.

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