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Muslims and Humour: Essays on Comedy, Joking, and Mirth in Contemporary Islamic Contexts

Edited by Bernard Schweizer and Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Yasmin Amin

(Bristol University Press, 2022, 280pp)

This thought-provoking collection offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the connections between Islam, Muslims and humour. Beginning with theoretical perspectives on the subject and scriptural guidance on permissible and restricted humour in Islam, the volume presents case studies of Muslim comedic practices in various cultural, political and religious contexts, offering keen insights into the place of humour and laughter in Islam.   

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