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Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Gary R. Bunt

Abstract

This book explores the diverse ways digital technology is shaping how Muslims across vast territories relate to religious authorities in fulfilling spiritual, mystical, and legalistic agendas. From social networks to websites, essential elements of religious practices and authority now have representation online. Muslims, embracing the immediacy and general accessibility of the internet, are increasingly turning to cyberspace for advice and answers to important religious questions. Online environments often challenge traditional models of authority, however. One result is the rise of digitally ... More

Keywords: Islam, Muslims, Islamic, Cyberspace, Internet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469643168
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643168.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary R. Bunt, author
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David