Embroidering Lives

Embroidering Lives

Women's Work and Skill in the Lucknow Embroidery Industry Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber ... Observing Ramadan should mean more rest and less household work , as devout Muslims fast during the waking hours . However , not all women observed ...

Author: Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791440877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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Fusing aesthetic and economic perspectives in exploring the lives and work of women in the Lucknow, India embroidery industry, this book offers insights into anthropology of work and women's studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

From MTV to Mecca by Mereo Books

From MTV to Mecca by Mereo Books

... on headscarves and checking out the latest abaya fashion in the nearby Souq Faleh, which is something of an abaya heaven. There were many new and fashionable styles designed especially for Ramadan: well cut with intricate embroidery ...

Author: Kristiane Backer

Publisher: Mereo Books

ISBN: 9781861516848

Category: History

Page: 505

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In the early 1990’s Kristiane Backer was one of the very first presenters of MTV Europe. For some years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of European press. As she reached the pinnacle of her success she realised that, despite having all she could have wished for, she was never truly satisfied. Something very important was missing. A fateful meeting with Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan changed her life. He invited her to his country where she encountered a completely different world from the one she knew, the religion and culture of Islam. Instead of pop and rock stars she was meeting men and women whose lives were dominated by the love of God and who cared very little for the brief glories of this world. She began to read the Quaran and to study books about the Faith. A few years later, after travelling more widely in the Islamic world and knowing that she had discovered her spiritual path, she embraced Islam in a London mosque. And then her real adventures began. In this very personal memoir Kristiane Backer tells the story of her conversion and explains how faith, despite the many challenges she faced, has given her inner peace and the meaning she sought.
Categories: History

Embroidered on the Heart

Embroidered on the Heart

I fast during Ramadan. When we are officially married, I will become a full time adherent to my religion,” he told her. “I do want children. I will miss you while I am in England,” she told him. After breakfast they drove to the airport ...

Author: Barbara Vaka

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796035407

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Alex McKay is back as MI6’s leading operative rescuing trafficked women. Brutality escalates to sensual seduction when two young women, Margot Bridgewater and her friend Sherri, while on vacation, are abducted, brutalized, and forced into a life they never imagined. Their struggle to survive and find happiness in a foreign culture is a love story of captor and captive locked in a cycle of pain and pleasure.
Categories: Fiction

Ramadan Embroidery

Ramadan Embroidery

Ramadan celebrates the date in 610 CE when, according to Islamic tradition, the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Author: Stephen Kelly

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798500673053


Page: 58

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Ramadan celebrates the date in 610 CE when, according to Islamic tradition, the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During the month, Muslims the world over are called upon to renew their spiritual commitment through daily fasting, prayer, and acts of charity. Although the fasting elements are perhaps the most noticeable parts of observation, Ramadan is much more than abstaining from food and drink. It is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-discipline and self-sacrifice.

Baybars Successors

Baybars    Successors

The Feast of the Breaking [after Ramaḍān] occurred this year on Sunday [November 9, 1287] without seeing the ... were pieces of Alexandrine white cloth with fine embroidery for families/or with a generous cut (`awwāl), 200 of them, ...

Author: Translated by David Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000041071

Category: History

Page: 306

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Ibn al-Furat (d. 1405) is an understudied Mamluk historian, whose materials for the period of the later Crusades is unique. While sections of his history for the period prior to 1277 have been translated, later sections have not. His text provides both an overview and a critique of earlier historians, and supplies us with a large number of unique documents, treaties, and intimate discussions that are not to be found elsewhere. This translation provides a continuous narrative from 1277 until the assassination of al-Malik al-Ashraf in 1293, with selections from Ibn al-Furat's later entries concerning the Crusades until 1365.
Categories: History

Veiling in Africa

Veiling in Africa

with no head covering at all, even on Ramadan Fridays, something almost unheard of in the past. But all these different styles, uses, ... Their identical veils were adorned with a little sequined embroidery and a silk flower.

Author: Elisha P. Renne

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253008282

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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“This volume examines the complex histories, politics, and experiences of wearing Islamic dress in sub-Saharan Africa.” —Heather Marie Akou, Indiana University Bloomington The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays raise questions about what is distinctive about veiling in Africa, what religious histories or practices are reflected in particular uses of the veil, and how styles of veils have changed in response to contemporary events. Together, they explore the diversity of meanings and experiences with the veil, revealing it as both an object of Muslim piety and an expression of glamorous fashion. “This is an exciting and strong collection of original research on women’s—and men’s—veiling practices in a range of African Muslim settings and the social and religious discourses that accompany changes in dress over time. Taken as a whole, it offers a fascinating overview of African Muslim interpretations of theological debates about ‘the veil’ and gender relations in Muslim societies while illustrating some of the particular accommodations adopted by African women.” —International Journal of African Historical Studies “Explores the many meanings and uses of veiling which is so often treated as a monolithic phenomenon emblematic of Islam in different African and African diaspora contexts.” —Emma Tarlo, Goldsmiths, University of London
Categories: Religion

Dowries from Kutch

Dowries from Kutch

( Subdivision of major caste ) . jatuk embroidery design for churi , Gracia Jat . jer silver anklet , Frontier Herder ... Ramadan thirty day religious period of fasting and prayer , Muslim . ridercup silver wrist bracelet , Frontier ...

Author: Vickie C. Elson


ISBN: IND:30000094656075

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 136

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Categories: Clothing and dress

Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol I

Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol  I

Gurre-i Ramazan [12]31 İpek için mühürler fekk-i esame beyan 17 Şevval [12]31.37 ('An antari was made using metallic thread selimiye fabric. Forty kurush were given to the seamstress who embroidered the sleeves and chest part of the ...

Author: Michael Hüttler

Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783990120675

Category: Music

Page: 1036

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The first volume of the book series Ottoman Empire and European Theatre focuses on the period between 1756 and 1808, the era of W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) and Sultan Selim III (1761-1808). These historical personalities, whose life-spans overlap, were towering figures of their time: Mozart as an extraordinary composer and Selim III as both a politician and a composer. Inspired by the structure of opera, the forty-four contributions of Volume I are arranged in eight sections, entitled Ouverture, Prologue, Acts I-V and Epilogue. The Ouverture includes the opening speeches of diplomats, politicians, and scholars as well as a memorial text for the "Genius of Opera", Turkish prima donna Leyla Gencer (1928-2008). The Prologue, "The Stage of Politics", features texts by distinguished historians who give an historical overview of the Ottoman Empire and Europe in the late eighteenth century, from both Turkish and Austrian points of view. Act I features texts concerning "Diplomacy and Theatre", and Act II takes the reader to "Europe South, West and North". Act III has contributions concerning theatre in "Central Europe", while Act IV deals with "Mozart" and the world of the seraglio. Act V turns our attention to the Ottoman "Sultan Selim III", and the Epilogue considers literary and theatrical adventures of "The Hero in the Sultan's Harem". Contributions by Metin And, Emre Araci, Tülay Artan, Esin Akalin, Thomas Betzwieser, Annemarie Bönsch, Emil Brix, Christian Brunmayr, Bertrand Michael Buchmann, Aysin Candan, Helga Dostal, Erich Duda, Wolfgang Greisenegger, Heidemaria Gürer, Matthew Head, Caroline Herfert, Bent Holm, Frank Huss, Michael Hüttler, Nadja Kayali, Hans-Peter Kellner, Alexandre Lhâa, Isabelle Moindrot, Ilber Ortayli, Zeynep Oral, Cemal Öztas, William F. Parmentier, Matthias J. Pernerstorfer, Gabriele C. Pfeiffer, Walter Puchner, Günsel Renda, Mustafa Fatih Salgar, Ulrike Schneider, Selin Ipek, Käthe Springer-Dissmann, Suna Suner, Marianne Travén, B. Babür Turna, Derek Weber, Mehmet Alaaddin Yalçinkaya, Selim Yenel.
Categories: Music

Abiding Times 2

Abiding Times 2

... the People's Justice Partry poco-poco: a line dance rakyat: the people Ramadan: the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, ... national anthem tekat: a form of gold embroidery terawih: extra evening prayers performed during Ramadan 292 ...

Author: Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin Muhriz

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814398763

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Categories: Political Science

Sensational Religion

Sensational Religion

... 410n10 Farahani, Mohammed, 309 Farmer, Jared, 602n18 Farsi language, 319n52 fasting, in Ramadan, 255n16 Faure, Bernard, 563 faxiu. See hair embroidery FCC. See Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America Feast ofthe Redeemer, ...

Author: Sally M. Promey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300187359

Category: Religion

Page: 721

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The result of a collaborative, multiyear project, this groundbreaking book explores the interpretive worlds that inform religious practice and derive from sensory phenomena. Under the rubric of "making sense," the studies assembled here ask, How have people used and valued sensory data? How have they shaped their material and immaterial worlds to encourage or discourage certain kinds or patterns of sensory experience? How have they framed the sensual capacities of images and objects to license a range of behaviors, including iconoclasm, censorship, and accusations of blasphemy or sacrilege? Exposing the dematerialization of religion embedded in secularization theory, editor Sally Promey proposes a fundamental reorientation in understanding the personal, social, political, and cultural work accomplished in religion’s sensory and material practice. Sensational Religion refocuses scholarly attention on the robust material entanglements often discounted by modernity’s metaphysic and on their inextricable connections to human bodies, behaviors, affects, and beliefs.
Categories: Religion