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Introduction: The Public Role of “Good Islam”: Sufi Islam and the Administration of Pluralism1

Mamadou Diouf

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/9780231162630.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how Sufism promotes pluralism and tolerance. It specifically analyses the African Muslim nation of Senegal, which is known for its prevalence of Sufi ... 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


Covert Operations and Nation-Building in North Africa During World War II

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides an account of Norman Anderson’s participation in World War II and his influence on Britain’s approach to the ‘Libyan Question’. It places Anderson’s involvement in Britain’s ... More


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