The Religious and Cultural Dilemma

Nahid Afrose Kabir

in Young British Muslims

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641338
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653232 | DOI:
The Religious and Cultural Dilemma

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Identity is always ‘in process’ and always ‘being formed’. It is argued that identity is always influenced by the surroundings in which the people live. This chapter focuses on how the identity of young British Muslims is shaped up by internal factors such as family, ethnic and religious community. It examines the placement of young British Muslims within the framework of their religion and culture. First, it discusses the broader context of Islam. Then, it discusses two issues of Muslim women: mosque restrictions and how they impact on Muslim women; and the marriage dilemma. Lastly, the chapter discusses youth issues such as literacy and numeracy problems; music in Islam; and cultural issues and drugs.

Keywords: identity; young British Muslims; family; ethnic; religious community; Islam; mosque restrictions; Muslim women; marriage; youth issues

Chapter.  9728 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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