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Religious Practices: Ablution, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety: South Asia
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Introduction

Rituals and beliefs concerning notions of purity and piety in South Asian Islam have undoubtedly been influenced by the indigenous environment in which they arose, but they are also increasingly shaped by the idea of a universal, global Islam guided by the sunna (practice) of the Prophet Muḥammad and the precepts of Islamic Sharīʿa. For instance, it is possible to…

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Pemberton, Kelly, “Religious Practices: Ablution, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, and Piety: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0610e>
First published online: 2009



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