Muslim women in China have traditionally pursued careers as female imams - a unique situation within the Islamic world.
This means they act as spiritual guides to the women in their community and often run all-female mosques. These trained female
imams are also qualified to preside over weddings and funerals, teach the Qu'ran and Arabic, guide the women in the correct
way to pray, and give moral and spiritual counselling.
In this book you will find 118 colour photographs which resulted from my visits to women's mosques in the provinces of Gansu,
Ningxia and Shaanxi. The photos and text contained in the book give an insight into the private lives and work of the
Muslim women I met, and the life of female imams in
the context of the fast-changing world of modern China.
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