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The heritage of slavery and the educationalist shehe of the Sufi brotherhoods

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes the significance of the Sufi brotherhoods. It starts by addressing the arrival of the tarika in Southeast Tanzania. The tarika-shehe of the inter-war period, who are most ... More


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 Tasbirwol (Prayer Beads) Under Attack: How the Common Practice of Counting One's Beads Reveals Its Secrets in the Muslim Community of North Cameroon

José C. M. van Santen

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing on fieldwork among the Fulbe in northern Cameroon, this chapter uses the tasbirwol as a material point of entry into the contested and submerged mystical Islamic brotherhoods. The tasbirwol ... More


An Uncommon Use of Nonsense Verse in Colloquial Arabic

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses M. Urbain Bouriant's collection. All but six of the thirty-four pieces in this collection follow the most common pattern for the zajal: first, an introductory couplet setting ... More


The Moderate Islamist Parties

Djallil Lounnas

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that moderate Islamist political parties in Algeria have carved out significant room in parliamentary politics under president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. By adopting a strategy of ... More


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