Use of media as an indicator of modern trend of female Pakistani dakwah groups

Esma, Saima (2015) Use of media as an indicator of modern trend of female Pakistani dakwah groups. International Journal of Islamic Thought ( IJIT ), 8 . pp. 80-94. ISSN 2232-1314


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This study looked into the organized use of modern media technology by female Dakwah (Islamic propagation) groups in Pakistan as an indicator of modern trends prevalent among such groups. The two groups selected for this study were the Women’s Wing Jamaa’at e Islami and Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation. The time period of data is from June 2012 to December 2013. As a predominantly inductive research, this study shows that the ideological ground prepared by Women’s Wing Jama’at-e-Islami in Pakistani Muslim women was utilized by Al-Huda with a selective approach and a progressive use of modern media. It argues that a proactive discourse on status of women in Islam and female religious scholarship can be anticipated by such groups for being independent and pluralist. The study suggests a synergizing of likeminded groups towards women’s empowerment under the rubrics of Islam.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Dakwah; Islamic feminism; Islamic propagation; Modern media
Journal:International Journal of Islamic Thought (IJIT)
ID Code:11006
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Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 07:21
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