Author(s): Fatma Zehra FIDAN
This study was conducted for the purpose of understanding how functional the religious narrative is in establishing and maintaining the female piousness in modern life. Participant observation was performed during the religious communions organized by women, and the obtained data were scrutinized via the means provided by the narrative discourse analysis. In the research we carried out, it was found out that the subjects considered by the opinion leaders to be religiously important were discussed in these communions, that religious narratives were frequently analyzed in the conversations among women, and that they were interpreted and actualized by depending on the basic principles of the religious group they belonged to. The narrative was interpreted within a rational system by the female opinion leader of the group, and an absolute obedience to the Guide of the Path was legitimized.