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Title:Three Islamic Strands in the South African Struggle for Justice
Author:Esack, Farid
Year:1988
Periodical:Third World Quarterly
Volume:10
Issue:2
Period:April
Pages:473-498
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Islam
political conflicts
Religion and Witchcraft
Ethnic and Race Relations
nationalism
Politics and Government
Abstract:The last five years, 1982-1987, have been Muslims as Islamist making a significant contribution to the struggle for justice in South Africa, particularly in the struggle against apartheid. Who are these Muslims; how do they relate to the universal umma (community) of believers; and how do they interact with the broader movement for the liberation of South Africa? Answering these questions entails a close examination of the three Islamic movements or groupings which actively embrace the political struggle against apartheid: a centrist grouping under the leadership of the Muslim Youth Movement (MYM); a Pan-Africanist trend, whose most active and strongest component is Qiblah; and a South Africanist grouping whose most active and strongest component is the Call of Islam. Notes, ref.
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