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White-sashed mourners wail as they process through the streets carrying the coffin from a mosque in Zhengzhou, Henan province. China is the only country to have such a long history of female imams. However, there are things that, according to the customary practices of Chinese Muslims, female imams can't do.
They can't lead funeral rituals or wash male corpses.
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CHINA : FEMALE IMAMS
White-sashed mourners wail as they process through the streets carrying the coffin from a mosque in Zhengzhou, Henan province. China is the only country to have such a long history of female imams. However, there are things that, according to the customary practices of Chinese Muslims, female imams can't do.<br />
They can't lead funeral rituals or wash male corpses.