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A Sacred City

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

For more than twenty years, West African Muslims from the Muridiyya order, a Sufi brotherhood based in Senegal, have organized the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day parade in New York City. It is a ... More


The Senegalese “Social Contract” Revisited: The Muridiyya Muslim Order and State Politics in Postcolonial Senegal

Cheikh Anta Babou

in Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162630
eISBN:
9780231530897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162630.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the “social contract” between the Senegalese government and the Muslim Sufi orders. It specifically highlights the Muridiyya Muslim order, one of the most powerful political ... 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


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