Finished Seminar “Recreation and the creative Muslimah” (Nov. 23)


Category: Workshop

Research Group: B02 Thought & Strategy

The seminar “Recreation and the creative Muslimah” will be jointly held by B02 “Trust Building Through Thought and Strategy” and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A): Research Project on Islam and Gender: Towards a Comprehensive Discussion.


Date & Time: Wednesday,  November 23, 2022, 17:00–19:00

Speaker: Faiza Muhammad Din (Post-doctoral researcher, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin)

Language: English

Venue: Open to public, Admission Free, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies & Online, Pre-registration required

Registration: Please use the form for pre-registration


  In most countries around the world literacy and employment rate amongst women has risen steadily in the last few decades, as it has amongst Muslim women too. Many amongst them are seeking simultaneously to learn about Islam, i.e., their obligations as Muslims and the rights that Islamic law has endowed them. Their engagement in economic activities implies mobility and the availability of surplus capital to spend on recreational activities. However, the question arises if and which recreational activities will be permissible and preferred by Muslim women. Therefore, many women have introduced tourism, hospitality, and event management initiatives that cater to educated urban Muslims’ aesthetics. The travel bloggers from Indonesia who review female mosque areas, Instagrammers from the UK who normalize a niqabi lifestyle while capturing beautiful picnics, and Pakistani women who promote traveling into beautiful areas of Pakistan in female and family-friendly ways are a few prominent examples.

Organizer: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A): Research Project on Islam and Gender: Towards a Comprehensive Discussion

Co-organizer: Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) Connectivity and Trust-building in the Islamic Civilization (Trust Building Through Thought and Strategy)


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