Identifying Islamic spaces of worship in contemporary British-Pakistani Muslim life writing

Authored by: Georgia Stabler

The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138745520
eBook ISBN: 9781315180618
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315180618-23

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Abstract

This chapter explores the presence and function of private, public, and global Islamic spaces of worship in British-Pakistani Muslim life writing texts. It draws attention to the role of particular sites as contexts of negotiation where a range of Muslim identities are negotiated, celebrated, or resisted (including the home, the mosque, and the Ka‘ba in Mecca). The texts explored offer insight into how Muslim spaces are connected, the ways in which they shape the British landscape, and also the role they play in the writers’ construction of self, and their relationship with Islam.

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