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ITZ BIDAH BRO!!!!! GT ME??: YouTube Mawlid and voices of praise and blame
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (English)In: Muslims and the new information and communication technologies: notes from an emerging and infinite field / [ed] Thomas Hoffman and Göran Larsson, Dordrecht: Springer, 2014, 1, p. 89-111Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The celebration the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, mawlid al-nabi, on the 12th (or 17th in the Shiite tradition) of the Islamic month of Rabi’al-awwal is a widespread, albeit understudied, Muslim religious festival. Classic outlines by Muslim religious scholars present the celebration as an occasion of showing gratitude to God for sending his ‘beloved’ messenger and of praising ‘the best of creation’. It forms part of an ‘economy of salvation’ (Katz 2007, 87) and divine rewards (thawab) for ritual participation can be expected, rewards that can outweigh sins on the day of reckoning. However, the legitimacy of mawlid is heavily contested. Muslim critics deem it to be an illegitimate innovation that should be eradicated. The following is an explorations into what happens when both celebration and discourse go online.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht: Springer, 2014, 1. p. 89-111
Series
Muslims in Global Societies Series ; 7
Keywords [en]
Islam, Youtube, Mawlid
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32336DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7247-2_6ISI: 000338289000006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85027738751ISBN: 9789400772465 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-32336DiVA, id: diva2:696810
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Mawlid, makt och modernitet
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Swedish Research Council, 2008-30036-57280-29Available from: 2014-02-16 Created: 2014-02-16 Last updated: 2014-09-12Bibliographically approved

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