By Thomas Hoffmann, Göran Larsson
This quantity offers with the so-called new info and conversation applied sciences (ICT) and their interrelationship with Muslims and the translation of Islam. This quantity faucets into what has been labelled Media stories 2.0, which has been characterised via an intensified concentrate on daily meanings and ‘lay’ clients – unlike previous emphases on specialists or self-acclaimed specialists. This lay adoption of ICT and the following electronic ‘literacy’ isn't least seen between Muslim groups. in line with a few international estimates, one in ten web clients is a Muslim. This quantity deals an ethnography of ICT in Muslim groups. The participants to this quantity additionally exhibit a brand new form of moderation in regards to extra sweeping and avant-gardistic claims, that have characterised the research of ICT formerly. This moderation has been mixed with a prepared cognizance to the empirical fabric but in addition deliberations on new quantitative and qualitative techniques to ICT, Muslims and Islam, for example the electronic demanding situations and adjustments wrought at the Qur’an, Islam’s sacred scripture. As such this quantity may also be correct for individuals attracted to the examine of ICT and the blooming box of electronic humanities. students of Islam and the Islamic international have constantly be engaged and entangled of their item of analysis. The advancements inside of ICT have additionally affected how students participate in and impact public Islamic and educational discussions. This advanced factor presents foundation for a couple of meta-reflexive reviews during this quantity. it will likely be crucial for college students and students inside Islamic stories yet may also be of curiosity for anthropologists, sociologists and others with a humanistic curiosity in ICT, faith and Islam.
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Der Auftritt von Muslimen im öffentlichen Raum, ed. N. Göle and L. Ammann. Bielefeld: Transcript. Habermas, J. 2005. Zwischen Naturalismus und Religion. Philosophische Aufsätze. Frankfurt/ Main: Suhrkamp. Halm, D. 2008. Der Islam als Diskursfeld. Bilder des Islams in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag. de: An Empirical Perspective on Religious Affiliation… 29 Hausendorf, H. 2006. Diskurs- und Konversationsanalyse: Untersuchung politischer Kommunikation am Beispiel der Kommunikation von Zugehörigkeit.
Despite or because of the fact that Muslims have been only a tiny minority (though precise data are not available, it can be safely assumed that at no time in history did the Muslim population of the GDL exceed 100,000) of the citizenry of the GDL, they enjoyed almost all rights and freedoms that their Christian fellow citizens did. Though over time Lithuanian Tatars lost their mother tongue, they retained their religion and survived as a distinct ethno-cultural yet well integrated group. Today the Lithuanian state recognizes Islam (albeit only in its Sunni Hanafi rite) as one of the nine traditional confessions in Lithuania (Parliament 1995).
Lt forum, the ways religious knowledge has been and in fact continues (in the recent avatars of the forum) to be built and sought among Lithuanian converts to Islam, especially on an intracommunal basis. Furthermore, as sharing of knowledge inevitably involves those giving and receiving it, it is sought to expose nascent internal authority structures and hierarchies within this “online community”. In a direct relation to this, the contents (nature and quality) of the (often “negotiated”) religious knowledge is also addressed in the chapter.
Muslims and the New Information and Communication Technologies: Notes from an Emerging and Infinite Field by Thomas Hoffmann, Göran Larsson