abaya, 3–4, 135, 146–54, 157
Abduh, Muhammad, 16
abuse. See exploitation of domestic workers
Adams, Kathleen A., 29
affect, 10, 32, 114–15, 129, 138
affective labor, 6, 20, 34, 110–16, 123, 129,
130–39
affinity, 31, 32, 35, 41, 72, 193
age- based differences, 116–18
Agrama, Hussein Ali, 7
Ahl al- Hadith, 17, 162–63
Al- Huda women’s movement, 1, 3, 5–6, 33, 163
Al- Sabah family, 15–16, 44–48, 53, 228n25;
Jabir family, 45; Salim family, 45
al salaf al- salih, 17
al- Sanhuri, Abd al- Razzaq, 16
alterity, 25. See also othering
Arabic language, 46, 49, 134–35, 163
Arabization, 12, 47–48
Asad, Talal, 7, 31
asymmetrical relations, 29, 89, 112, 114–15,
130, 141, 144–45, 147, 184
Austin, J. L., 23
bad faith, 24
Ba’ath Party, 16
becoming Muslim: employers on, 148–49;
explanations of, 6, 10–25, 31, 127–28, 134,
137, 141, 147, 148–49, 155, 180–81, 192;
fitra and, 180–82; house talk and, 128, 130,
139; intertwining stories, 157–61; Islamic
reform and, 17–18; opposition to, 179–80,
185–86; pro cessual form of, 21–23, 141,
189–90; as reconfiguring belongings,
189–90; subjectivities and, 6, 20, 30, 33,
123, 130, 137–39, 192–93
Bedouins, 2, 46, 162, 228n25
belonging(s): connections and, 178–84;
cosmopolitanism and, 161, 165–66, 167,
184, 190; da‘wa movement and, 160–61,
166, 169, 178–84, 189–90; ethnonational,
6, 21, 25, 29, 30, 34–35, 74, 161, 166, 184,
190, 193; fitra and, 167–73, 180–81; forms
of, 22–23, 72; intertwining stories, 157–61;
Islamic conversion and, 22–23, 139–50,
157–61; nationality as, 43; politics of, 11;
reconfiguring, 189–90; separation and,
173–77; transnational migration and, 6,
29–30, 166, 177
Benjamin, Walter, 194
Berlant, Lauren, 193–94
binary difference, 8, 9, 23, 81, 193
biopolitics, 45
biopower, 26
Blanchot, Maurice, xv
Bloch, Ernst, 226n114
Butler, Judith, 23
charitable contributions, 89, 91
charitable institutions, 17
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