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The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (1)

The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (1) 穆斯林妇女在荥阳南站清真寺首届学员结业庆典上赞圣,念经歌。  These clips present extracts from a planned major documentary film on historical and modern jingge/zansheng recitals and their part in a thriving female-led expressive Islamic culture in central China. Filmed on 12th of August… Read More ›

The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (2)

The Jiyuan Community Women’s Group (2) 穆斯林妇女在荥阳南站清真寺首届学员结业庆典上赞圣,念经歌。  These clips present extracts from a planned major documentary film on historical and modern jingge/zansheng recitals and their part in a thriving female-led expressive Islamic culture in central China. Filmed on 12th of August… Read More ›

Islam by Smartphone: the changing sounds of Uyghur religiosity

Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London) Aziz Isa (Independent scholar) Over the past few years, localised violent incidents have become commonplace right across Xinjiang. State media blames the ongoing violence on the spread of Islamic jihadi ideals via the Internet… Read More ›

Ending (liao) the Mukhammas

Xijitan Daotang, Xiji County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China (35°53’04.8″N 105°44’35.5″E) Recorded by Ha Guangtian, March 10, 2015 This is the ritual of liao Mukhmmas at Xijitan Daotang that bears a quintessential shanqu dawr. Xijitan Daotang is perhaps the most important… Read More ›

Jahriyya funeral recitation

Recorded by Ha Guangtian, Dongsigou Graveyard, Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, 21 January, 2015. The deceased is a female member from an influential Jahriyya family. In the background of the frame we can see the ahongs and other locally renowned… Read More ›

Mukhammas

This recording was made in Honglefu Daotang (“Hall of Dao”) of Jahriyya Sufism after the Isha prayer (the last of the five daily prayers) on November 6, 2011. Honglefu Daotang is located in the suburb of the city of Qingtongxia,… Read More ›

Awraad

This recording was made in Honglefu Daotang (“Hall of Dao”) of Jahriyya Sufism after the Asr prayer (the third of the five daily prayers) on November 6, 2011. Honglefu Daotang is located in the suburb of the city of Qingtongxia,… Read More ›

Qur’an class at the Linxia “Women’s School” (女校)

First year students at the Linxia “Women’s School” (女校), learning to recite the Qur’an Recorded by Rachel Harris, 11am, 27 May 2014. The Linxia Foreign Languages Women’s School, established just over 30 years ago, displays a very confident, cosmopolitan outlook,… Read More ›