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Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam is spreading rapidly in sub‐Saharan Africa, home of more than 150 million Muslims. African Islam is local Islam, responsive to local histories in cultures as diverse as the countries considered ... More


 Child of the Bondwoman: Islam and Sharia in Pentecostal Rhetoric: A Nigerian Case Study

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The intensified level of religious violence around the world and especially in Africa is a disconcerting dimension of the 21st century. Some argue that religions have an innate affirmation of ... More


 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


 Evangelicals, Muslims, and Democracy: With Particular Reference to the Declaration of Sharia in Northern Nigeria

Terence O. Ranger and Cyril Imo

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the evangelical attitude toward Muslim activism in a section of Nigeria that is predominantly Muslim — the north — and the confrontation of Christianity and Islam. The chapter ... More


The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


Engaging the Regime through the Lens of the United States: Citizens’ Political Preferences

Amaney A. Jamal

in Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149646
eISBN:
9781400845477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149646.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides a detailed account of how ordinary citizens rationalize their political preferences. First, it documents the causal logics citizens employ when supporting the monarchy in ... More


Islam in Nigeria: Seeking A Competitive Edge

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modern Nigeria was cobbled together in the nineteenth century from over 350 ethnic and linguistic groups, including sizable Muslim populations, especially in the country's north. Formative early ... More


Islam in the Sudan: Moving Beyond the Crossroads?

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Sudan, at the crossroads between Africa and the Arab world, is an oil‐rich, largely barren country with a Muslim North, home to numerous factions and brotherhoods, and a Christian South, with many ... More


Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo

Reem A. Meshal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166174
eISBN:
9781617975509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166174.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In this new study, the author examines sijills, the official documents of the Ottoman Islamic courts, to understand how sharia law, society, and the early-modern economy of sixteenth- and ... More


Iran

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Since its 1979 revolution, Iran has suppressed its population in the name of enforcing the state's religious orthodoxy. Private attacks on those deemed religiously deviant are relatively scarce, but ... More


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