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Title: Islamic adaptation of classical Western fairy tales : a study of selected works of Gilani-Williams
Authors: Nor Adilah Abdul Hamid
Supervisor: Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Ph.D
Wan Nur Madiha Ramlan, Ph.D
Subject: Gilani-Williams, Fawzia, -- Contributions in Western fairy tales
Fairy tales -- Adaptations -- Islamic influences
Muslims -- Fiction
Year: 2021
Publisher: Kuala Lumpur : Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2021
Abstract in English: The genre of fairy tales is more popular among children and often powerful enough to shape one’s attitudes and virtues. However, many classic fairy tales are charged with promoting inappropriate elements which can negatively affect children, as they have not developed a sufficient moral compass to differentiate the good from the bad. Therefore, children perhaps need to read a version of the tales that are free from gruesome and dark elements, and are filled with good values. Fawzia Gilani-Williams, who has authored many Islamic children stories, publishes a series of Islamic fairy tales. Her adaptations of the classic fairy tales are an alternative version appropriate for Muslim children, as she has modified the stories and made them compatible with Islamic teachings. No prior research has been done on her and her works, so this research finds out the reason as to why the Muslim writer adapts and modifies the classic fairy tales into Islamic ones. This study also examines her Cinderella: An Islamic Tale (2010), Snow White: An Islamic Tale (2012) and Sleeping Beauty: An Islamic Tale (2018), and compares her adapted stories with Charles Perrault’s “Cinderella/Cendrillon,” “Sleeping Beauty” and the Grimms’ “Snow White,” using Ismail Raji al-Faruqi’s Islamisation of Knowledge framework and the theory of adaptation to see the differences between the two versions of the tales. Lastly, this study thoroughly analyses the Islamised adaptations to identify the Islamic values that Gilani-Williams promotes in her version of the fairy tales.
Call Number: t PZ 8 N822I 2021
Kullliyah: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Programme: Master of Human Sciences in English Literary Studies
Appears in Collections:KIRKHS Thesis

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