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Religious Practices: Preaching and Women Preachers: Scholars and Leaders: Morocco
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Introduction

The “murshidāt,” a designation derived from the Arabic term for “guidance” (irshād), are a specialized group of Muslim women trained by government authorities to serve as local religious counselors and guides, and more instrumentally as a moderating influence on radical or exogenous interpretations of Islamic texts. In the Kingdom of Morocco, the murshidāt’s activ…

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Souleyma Haddaoui, “Religious Practices: Preaching and Women Preachers: Scholars and Leaders: Morocco”, 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_COM_002125>
First published online: 2017



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