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Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa
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Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Roman Loimeier

Abstract

Based on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Comoros), this books provides the first comprehensive analysis of Muslim movements of reform in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. It looks at patterns and peculiarities of different traditions of Islamic reform, considering both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements of reform in their respective historical and regional contexts. It stresses the importance of the local context to explain the different trajectories of development. The books studies the social, religious, an ... More

Keywords: Islamic reform, Sub-Saharan Africa, Salafism, Sufism, Generational dynamics, Middle class, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748695430
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roman Loimeier, author
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen