Living Knowledge in West African Islam

The Sufi Community of Ibrāhīm Niasse

Zachary Valentine Wright, Northwestern University, Qatar

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€120,00
$152.00
ISBN13: 
9789004288072
E-ISBN: 
9789004289468
Publication Date: 
February 2015
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Hardback
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Pages, Illustr.: 
xviii, 334 pp.
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ISSN: 
1570-3754
Volume: 
18

Silvia Bruzzi, Chaire d'Etudes Africaines Comparées (EGE Rabat)

In Islam and Gender in Colonial Northeast Africa, Silvia Bruzzi provides a social history of the colonial encounter across the Red Sea and the Mediterranean region during the life and times of Sittī ‘Alawiyya (1892-1940), the ‘Uncrowned Queen’ of Eritrea.
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Volume: 
21
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004348004
Expected: 
December 2017
€105,00
$122.00

Dorrit van Dalen, Leiden University

In Doubt, Scholarship and Society in 17th Century Central Sudanic Africa Dorrit van Dalen places the 17th century Bornu scholar al-Wālī in the contemporary intellectual environment of global Islam and in his direct social environment, where the spread of Islam caused identities to shift.
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Volume: 
20
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004311909
E-ISBN: 
9789004324480
Publication date: 
July 2016
€126,00
$151.00

Aharon Layish, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (emeritus)

The Sudanese Mahdī headed a millenarian, revivalist, reformist movement, strongly inspired by Salafī and Ṣūfī ideas in the late 19th century. He established a Caliphate and created a unique legal methodology and doctrine to promote his political and social agenda.
Series: 
Volume: 
19
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004311381
E-ISBN: 
9789004313996
Publication date: 
September 2016
€115,00
$149.00

Chanfi Ahmed, independent scholar, Berlin, Germany

This book brings a new perspective on the history of the spread of the Salafῑ-Wahhābῑ doctrine since the conquest of the Ḥijāz by Ibn Saʿūd in 1926. It also shows the contribution of a network of ʿulamāʾ from West Africa, South Asia and Egypt in the spread of the Salafῑ-Wahhābῑ doctrine inside...
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Volume: 
17
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004270312
E-ISBN: 
9789004291942
Publication date: 
March 2015
€108,00
$138.00

Anne K. Bang, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway

In the period c. 1880-1940, Sufism in East Africa was the vehicle both for conversion to Islam and for reform of Islamic practice. In this book, Sufi expansion is traced and situated within the wider framework of Islamic reform.
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Volume: 
16
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004251342
E-ISBN: 
9789004276543
Publication date: 
August 2014
€114,00
$138.00

John A. Chesworth, University of Birmingham, and Franz Kogelmann, Bayreuth University

Sharīʿa in Africa Today. Reactions and Responses explores how Islamic law has influenced relations between Muslims and Christians, through a series of case studies by young African scholars working in Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania
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Volume: 
15
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004250543
E-ISBN: 
9789004262126
Publication date: 
November 2013
€124,00
$159.00

Ousman Murzik Kobo, Ohio State University

In this book Ousman Kobo provides a fresh understanding of the indigenous origins of Islamic reforms sympathetic to "Wahhabi" ideas in two West African countries, Burkina Faso and Ghana, and connects these movements to Muslim's search for religious purity in modern contexts.
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Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004215252
E-ISBN: 
9789004233133
Publication date: 
August 2012
€158,00
$190.00

Cleo Cantone

This book constitutes a seminal contribution to the fields of Islamic architectural history and gender studies. It is the first major empirical study of the history and current state of mosque building in Senegal and the first study of mosque space from a gender perspective.
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Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004203372
E-ISBN: 
9789004217508
Publication date: 
April 2012
€154,00
$186.00

Terje Østebø

With a particular focus on the role of situated actors, this book sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale, Ethiopia from the late 1960s, through the Marxist period (1974-1991) before discussing the rapid expansion and fragmentation of the movement in the 1990s until 2006.
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Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004184787
E-ISBN: 
9789004217492
Publication date: 
October 2011
€154,00
$186.00

Kim Searcy, Loyola University, Chicago

This book is the first analysis of the Sudanese Mahdiyya from a socio-political perspective that treats how relationships of authority were enunciated through symbol and ceremony. The book focuses on how the Mahdi and his second-in-command and ultimate successor, the Khalifa Abdallahi, used...
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Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004185999
E-ISBN: 
9789004191075
Publication date: 
December 2010
€107,00
$129.00

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