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Matrilineal Muslims and their Uses of Islamic Legal Past

July 25, 2019 11:30 am – July 25, 2019 1:30 am UTC+1 

Chair: Mahmood Kooria Dennis McGilvray (Boulder, Colorado): “Avoiding Islamic Inheritance: Matrilocal Marriage and Women’s Dowry Houses in Sri Lanka and South India” Aleena Sebastian (Hyderabad): “Strategies and Negotiations: Muslim Women’s Engagement with the Transformation of Matrilineal Tharavad in Malabar” Yasrul Huda (State Islamic University, Padang): “Sharīʾa engagements of the matrilineal society of Minangkabau, Indonesia” Signe Arnfred (Roskilde): “Implications of Matriliny: Gender and Islam in Northern Mozambique” Daria Trentini (Drake, Des Moines): "'Majini have their own habits, but they understand each other very well': Islam and matriliny encounters in spirit possession in Nampula city (northern Mozambique)"


University of Exeter

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
United Kingdom

Cost:  USD 10