Imams in the Netherlands Expectations & Realities

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Imams in the Netherlands Expectations & Realities

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: Imams in the Netherlands Expectations & Realities
Author: Boender, W.
Journal Title: ISIM Review
Issue: 1
Volume: 21
Start Page: 22
End Page: 23
Pages: 2
Publisher: ISIM, Leiden
Issue Date: 2008
Keywords: Netherlands
Abstract: Imams serving in the Netherlands are confronted with diverse expectations. While practising Muslims first of all turn to imams for advice in religious matters, the government expects imams to show believers how to be a good Dutch citizen. But although many Muslims hold their imams in great esteem, the influence of the imam should not be overestimated. Young people in particular are looking in other directions for religious guidance.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17219
 

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