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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


Islam in Senegal: Maintaining A Delicate Balance

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:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam in Senegal is at the threshold of political change, as a shift in power takes place among the Sufi brotherhoods (tariqa). Within the next decade, the growing Mouridiya brotherhood, founded by ... More


The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Rudiger Seesemann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study revolves around the emergence and spread of the “Community of the Divine Flood,” established in 1929 by Ibrahim Niasse, a leader of the Tijaniyya Sufi order from Senegal. Based on a wide ... More


The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America

Ousmane Kane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732302
eISBN:
9780199894611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

As Senegal prepares to celebrate fifty years of independence from French colonial rule, academic and policy circles are engaged in a vigorous debate about its experience in nation building. An ... More


The Transnational Spiritual Economy

Ousmane Oumar Kane

in The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism, and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732302
eISBN:
9780199894611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732302.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter discusses the efforts of immigrants and religious actors in a home country to build and sustain a transnational spiritual economy. Specialists in the production and dissemination of ... More


The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More


Christmas in Cambérène, or How Muhammad Begets Jesus in Senegal

Eric Ross

in Muslims and Others in Sacred Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925049
eISBN:
9780199980468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925049.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Contemporary Senegal hosts a Muslim religious order, called the Layenne, which has integrated the figure of Jesus into its beliefs and observations. The founder of the order, Seydina Mouhammadou ... More


Bodies Of Knowledge: Schooling, Sufism, and Social Change in Colonial Senegal, 1890–1945

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter expands on these themes of slavery, social justice, and Islamic knowledge as expressed in struggles over access to Qurʾan schooling in Senegal from the 1890s to the 1940s, the heyday of ... More


Disembodied Knowledge?: “Reform” and Epistemology in Senegal, 1945–Present

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter resumes the narrative in the period of decolonization after World War II and follows it through Senegalese independence in 1959 and up to the present. The quarantine of Islam Noir had ... More


Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya

Fallou Ngom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279868
eISBN:
9780190279899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279868.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The book deals with the vibrant tradition of writing African languages with the Arabic script called ʿAjamī and the rise of the Murīdiyya Ṣūfī order of Senegal, West Africa founded by Shaykh Ahmadu ... More


Gender Roles and Political, Social, and Economic Change in Bangladesh and Senegal

Katherine Marshall

in Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788553
eISBN:
9780191830419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788553.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter compares secular and religious influences on evolving gender roles and norms in two long-standing democratically governed countries: Bangladesh and Senegal. A broadly moderate and ... More


Beyond Consensus: A House Divided

Lamin Sanneh

in Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199351619
eISBN:
9780199351640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351619.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the challenge to the pacifist tradition of difference and division within clerical ranks, in particular how in Senegal and the Gambia Muslim militants and warlords ranged ... More


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