Otin

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Otines refer to the female Muslim religious scholars in Central Asia.[1] They were regarded as the guardian of the Islamic faith in the era of Soviet Union.[2] Otines are recognised as leaders in the local community. Their position has a high status, somewhat similar to a mullah's,[3] and certain otines are officially recognized by their country's Muslim board[clarification needed][4]. Otines also serve as teachers at religious schools for girls.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rasanayagam, Johan (2010-11-08). Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: The Morality of Experience. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781139495264.
  2. ^ Corcoran-Nantes, Yvonne (2013-07-04). Lost Voices: Central Asian Women Confronting Transition. Zed Books Ltd. ISBN 9781848137295.
  3. ^ Northrop, Douglas (Spring 2001). "Subaltern Dialogues: Subversion and Resistance in Soviet Uzbek Family Law". Slavic Review. The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. 60 (1): 115–139. doi:10.2307/2697646. JSTOR 2697646.
  4. ^ Corcoran-Nantes, Yvonne (2005). Lost Voices: Central Asian Women Confronting Transition. London, New York: Zed Books. p. 141. ISBN 1-84277-537-5.
  5. ^ Kamp, Marianne R. (Summer–Autumn 2001). "Three Lives of Saodat: Communist, Uzbek, Survivor". The Oral History Review. 28 (2): 21–58. doi:10.1525/ohr.2001.28.2.21.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fathi, Habiba. (March 1997). "Otines: The unknown women clerics of Central Asian Islam". Central Asian Survey 16 (1): 27-43.