Fighting the Greater Jihad Amadu Bamba and the Founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913

ISBN-10: 0821417665

ISBN-13: 9780821417669

Edition: 2007

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Description: In Senegal, the Muridiyya, a large Islamic Sufi order, is the single most influential religious organization, including among its numbers the nationrsquo;s president. Yet little is known of this sect in the West. Drawn from a wide variety of archival, oral, and iconographic sources in Arabic, French, and Wolof,Fighting the Greater Jihadoffers an astute analysis of the founding and development of the order and a biographical study of its founder, Cheikh Amadu Bamba Mbacke. Cheikh Anta Babou explores the forging of Murid identity and pedagogy around the person and initiative of Amadu Bamba as well as the continuing reconstruction of this identity by more recent followers. He makes a compelling case for reexamining the history of Muslim institutions in Africa and elsewhere in order to appreciate believersrsquo; motivation and initiatives, especially religious culture and education, beyond the narrow confines of political collaboration and resistance. Fighting the Greater Jihadalso reveals how religious power is built at the intersection of genealogy, knowledge, and spiritual force, and how this power in turn affected colonial policy. Fighting the Greater Jihadwill dramatically alter the perspective from which anthropologists, historians, and political scientists study Muslim mystical orders.

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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Note on Orthography
Islam, Society, and Power in the Wolof States
The Mbakke: The Foundations of Family Traditions
The Emergence of Amadu Bamba, 1853-95
The Founding of the Muridiyya
Murid Conflict with the French Colonial Administration, 1889-1902
Slow Path toward Accommodation I: The Time of Rapprochement
Slow Path toward Accommodation II: Making Murid Space in Colonial Bawol
Ijaaza Delivered to Momar A. Sali by Samba Tukuloor Ka
Sharifian Genealogy of Amadu Bamba from Mis Mother's Side
Amadu Bamba's Sons and Daughters and Their Mothers
List of the Transmitters of the Qadiriyya wird Whom Amadu Praises in His Poem "Silsilat ul Qadiriyya"
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