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Lecture 9

Lecture 9 - Islam

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Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Mahdi Tourage

Islam 9 y Gendered Space in the Mosque o Gender socially and historically constructed Sex biological male or female o Walls or barriers are built in some mosques to separate men and women o Meant to keep prayer pure keep focus on prayer instead of people around youCreates desire also assumes that desire is heterosexual y Can also be homosexual desire how to you control that Insult to men cant control desireAssumes women dont get distracted by seeing men o During the time of the ProphetHouse of the Prophet had no gender segregationWomen were active in public life in MedinaKabaholiest mosque in Islam in Mecca o How does Zarqa Nawaz in the film Me in the Mosque what are the reasons given for the recent development for a barrier in the mosque y FemaleLead Salat ritual prayer o Imam Shakir
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