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Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa (Hardcover) (Roman Loimeier)

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Based on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, ******, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Comoros), this book looks at patterns and peculiarities of different traditions of Islamic reform. Considering both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements in their respective historical contexts, it stresses the importance of the local context to explain the different trajectories of development. The book studies the social, religious and political impact of these reform movements in both historical and contemporary times and asks why some have become successful as popular mass movements, while others failed to attract substantial audiences. It also considers jihad-minded movements in contemporary Mali, northern Nigeria and Somalia and looks at modes of transnational entanglement of movements of reform. Against the background of a general inquiry into what constitutes 'reform', the text responds to the question of what 'reform' actually means for Muslims in contemporary Africa.
Number of Pages: 540
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Social Science, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Roman Loimeier
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51855874
UPC: 9780748695430
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-6616
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