The ‘halal movement’ is an orientation predominantly mobilised by urban youth and by the emerging urban middle class in Tatarstan. It articulates a cosmopolitan, universal Islamic discourse, explicitly separates ethnicity and Muslimness, and stages religion as an ethical issue, tied neither to a nation nor to a theological doctrine. This group is compared and contrasted to 'ethnic Muslims,' whose understanding of Islam frames it as an ancestral 'essence' shared by members of a national community.

Ethnic Muslims and the “Halal Movement” in Tatarstan

Matteo Benussi
2018

Abstract

The ‘halal movement’ is an orientation predominantly mobilised by urban youth and by the emerging urban middle class in Tatarstan. It articulates a cosmopolitan, universal Islamic discourse, explicitly separates ethnicity and Muslimness, and stages religion as an ethical issue, tied neither to a nation nor to a theological doctrine. This group is compared and contrasted to 'ethnic Muslims,' whose understanding of Islam frames it as an ancestral 'essence' shared by members of a national community.
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