Religion As Occupation: Women`s Maddah in Iran

Religious celebrations in memory of the holy character of shi`ism are most apparent and most popular in Iran. Two characters are considerable of these celebrations are rowzekhan and maddah. While women are absent among rowzekhan, the figure of the woman maddah is well known in Iran. Her task is to facilitate meetings of religious women in private homes. She is paid according to its fame, the quality of his work and the date of the ceremony. The study of Maddah, who has made religion as her profession, is the subject of this article.

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