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“Sündhaft und unislamisch” – Zeitgenössische Fatwas gegen das Fernsehen


Görke, A (2010). “Sündhaft und unislamisch” – Zeitgenössische Fatwas gegen das Fernsehen. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 64(3):581-600.

Abstract

In recent years, a number of fatwas – Islamic religious advisory opinions – have been issued that condemn television. Nearly all of these fatwas come from two Islamic schools of thought, the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, and the Deobandis from northern India, on the other hand. These two groups differ considerably in regard to their political and religious backgrounds, and this is reflected in the different arguments they bring forward against viewing television and in the conclusions they draw. While the Wahhabis mainly oppose the un-Islamic contents that are broadcast on television, the Deobandis oppose television itself. The article analyses the different arguments brought forward in fatwas of the two groups. It argues that while the Deobandi position against television is likely to change in the near future, fatwas of the Wahhabi type against specific television programs deemed un-Islamic will probably continue to be issued in the years to come.

Abstract

In recent years, a number of fatwas – Islamic religious advisory opinions – have been issued that condemn television. Nearly all of these fatwas come from two Islamic schools of thought, the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, and the Deobandis from northern India, on the other hand. These two groups differ considerably in regard to their political and religious backgrounds, and this is reflected in the different arguments they bring forward against viewing television and in the conclusions they draw. While the Wahhabis mainly oppose the un-Islamic contents that are broadcast on television, the Deobandis oppose television itself. The article analyses the different arguments brought forward in fatwas of the two groups. It argues that while the Deobandi position against television is likely to change in the near future, fatwas of the Wahhabi type against specific television programs deemed un-Islamic will probably continue to be issued in the years to come.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 64 (2010) > 3
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
Language:German
Date:2010
Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 12:51
Last Modified:26 Jan 2017 08:47
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717
Related URLs:http://www.sagw.ch/de/asiengesellschaft/publikationen/Asiatische-Studien.html (Publisher)
http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vID=86850&vLang=D&vHR=1&vUR=4&vUUR=11 (Publisher)

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