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Aspects of West African Islam.

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Published by African Studies Center, Boston University in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West,
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Islam -- Africa, West,
    • Africa, West -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      StatementEdited by Daniel F. McCall [and] Norman R. Bennett.
      SeriesBoston University papers on Africa;, v. 5
      ContributionsMcCall, Daniel F., ed., Bennett, Norman Robert, 1932- ed.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT1 .B6 vol. 5, DT475 .B6 vol. 5
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 234 p.
      Number of Pages234
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5323786M
      LC Control Number72176492

      The Nupe people are a major ethnic group in Nigeria and have existed since at least the late 's. This book Nupe Religion provides some understanding of early West African Spiritual and Cultural Traditions that were common throughout the continent and perhaps their impact on some cultural aspects of black people's experience in s: 4. Ph.D History Department, U of T, West African Islamic History Aspects of Social Intellectual History in Hausaland; - Shaykh Uthman Ibn Fudi Did research in Northern Nigeria (Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Zaria; all in Nigeria among others) - brought 37 original Arabic manuscripts back to Canada; translated and analysed them to understand.

      Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and , the continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent several traditional African Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterized with syncretism with the beliefs and practices. Western Africa - Western Africa - Muslims in western Africa: A reasonable body of sources for the writing of western African history begins to be available about ce. Three centuries earlier the Arabs had completed their conquest of Africa north of the Sahara and so came into possession of the northern termini of trade routes reaching across the desert to western Africa.

      It is also a distinct statement on the broader issues central to the contemporary history of West African Islam Soares's careful analytical and empirical methods yield accounts of Sufi esotericism and Islamic reformism, which make the book both a stimulating read for specialists and a good introduction to the field for non-specialists.   Niger, however, had a different experience under the colonial yoke of the French. The French strategy of direct rule was more aggressive in dismantling African power structures. Islam was looked at unfavorably by the French because, as Miles puts it, “[they] distrusted any religious interference in colonial governance” (54).


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New articles are added every week. Also, it features Live Help through chat. The trade enriched the West African and the Muslim traders. Muslims from North Africa came in their numbers and settled in the commercial centres. This helped in the development of the cities such as Timbuctu, Gao, Jenne and Kano.

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