Praying for One Umma : Rhetorical Construction of a Global Islamic Community in the Facebook Prayers of Young Finnish Muslims

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Pauha , T 2017 , ' Praying for One Umma : Rhetorical Construction of a Global Islamic Community in the Facebook Prayers of Young Finnish Muslims ' , Temenos : Nordic journal of comparative religion , vol. 53 , no. 1 , pp. 55-84 . https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.58019

Title: Praying for One Umma : Rhetorical Construction of a Global Islamic Community in the Facebook Prayers of Young Finnish Muslims
Author: Pauha, Teemu
Contributor organization: Department of World Cultures 2010-2017
Social Psychologists Studying Intergroup Relations (ESSO)
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 30
Belongs to series: Temenos : Nordic journal of comparative religion
ISSN: 0497-1817
DOI: https://doi.org/10.33356/temenos.58019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312749
Abstract: In this paper, I demonstrate how a universalising Muslim identity is constructed in the Facebook prayers of young Finnish Muslims. By analysing the rhetorical devices utilized in the prayer updates, I argue that the prayers serve a function similar to the ‘flagging’ of national identity; the prayers portray the Islamic umma as a unified community and seek to diminish possible counter-discourses that emphasise ethnic divisions among Muslims. This study thus supports earlier observations of a novel ‘umma consciousness’ that is on the rise among young generations of Muslims in Europe.
Subject: 5144 Social psychology
Nuorisotutkimus
nuoriso
515 Psychology
uskontopsykologia
614 Theology
uskontotiede
ISLAM
islam ja Eurooppa
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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