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Muslim Societies in African History

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ISBN-10: 052153366X

ISBN-13: 9780521533669

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Robinson, Martin Klein

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Examining a series of processes (Islamization, Arabization, Africanization) and case studies from North, West and East Africa, this book gives snapshots of Muslim societies in Africa over the last millennium. In contrast to traditions which suggest that Islam did not take root in Africa, author David Robinson shows the complex struggles of Muslims in the Muslim state of Morocco and in the Hausaland region of Nigeria. He portrays the ways in which Islam was practiced in the 'pagan' societies of Ashanti (Ghana) and Buganda (Uganda) and in the ostensibly Christian state of Ethiopia - beginning with the first emigration of Muslims from Mecca in 615 CE, well before the foundational hijra to…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: the Foundations
Muhammad and the birth of Islam
The basic institutions of the faith
Explorations in the Islamic Identities of Africa
The Islamization of Africa
The Africanization of Islam
Muslim identity and the Slave Trades
Western views of Africa and Islam
Extended Case Studies: Muslim Societies in Old Nation-States of Africa
Morocco: Muslims in a Muslim nation
Ethiopia Muslims in a Christian Nation
Muslim Societies in Pre-Colonial Africa
Asante and Kumasi: a Muslim minority in a sea of Paganism
Sokoto and Hausaland: Jihad within the Dar al-Islam
Muslim Societies in Colonial Africa
Buganda: religious competition for the Kingdom
The Mahdi and competing imperialisms
The Muridiyya: a Sufi Brotherhood under French Colonial rule