By Pooyan Tamimi Arab
Sound doesn't admire public/private barriers, and folks adventure sound viscerally. As such, the general public amplification of the azan, the decision to prayer, deals a distinct chance to appreciate what's at stake in debates over non secular toleration and secularism. The Netherlands have been one of the first ecu international locations to permit the amplification of the azan within the Nineteen Eighties, and Pooyan Tamimi Arab explores this as a case research embedded in a broader background of Dutch spiritual pluralism.
The book offers a pointed critique of social theories that regard secularism as all-encompassing. whereas cultural different types of secularism exclude Muslim rights to public worship, Amplifying Islam within the ecu Soundscape argues that political and constitutional secularism additionally permits Muslim calls for for amplifying calls to prayer. It lines how those exclusions and inclusions are effected via proposals for mosques, media debates, legislation and coverage, but in addition in negotiations at the floor among citizens, municipalities and mosques.
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Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape: Religious Pluralism and Secularism in the Netherlands (Islam of the Global West) by Pooyan Tamimi Arab