Talk about Islam and the secular state: see this interesting story and photo essay about China’s nu ahong, or female imams. What a testament to the diversity of Muslims worldwide – not to mention that these women seem fierce! The photo above is one of my favorites – I love her formidable spirit. This woman cooks for her community when they break the fast during the month of Ramadan.
“China’s Hui Muslim women inhabit religious communities, homes and social spheres shaped not only by Islam but also by China’s Confucian culture and its Communist secular state. The photographs indicate how they have come up with unique strategies to help themselves flourish in these circumstances.”
Special thanks to Islamfemina for sharing this story.