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Title:African Islam and Islam in Africa: encounters between Sufis and Islamists
Editors:Evers Rosander, EvaISNI
Westerlund, DavidISNI
City of publisher:London
ISBN:1850652821; 1850652813
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:This study focuses on Sufism ('African Islam') and Islamism ('Islam in Africa') and, in particular, on the interaction between these different forms of Islam. Contributions: Introduction: the Islamization of 'tradition' and 'modernity' (Eva Evers Rosander) - Sub-Saharan Africa and the wider world of Islam: historical and contemporary perspectives (John Hunwick) - Maghribi Islam and Islam in the Maghrib: the eternal dichotomy (George Joffé) - Islam and human rights in Sahelian Africa (Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im) - Translations of the Quran into Swahili, and contemporary Islamic revival in East Africa (Justo Lacunza-Balda) - The Islamization of contemporary Egypt (Tomas Gerholm) - Sufism and Islamism in the Sudan (Muhammad Mahmoud) - The role of Sufi women in an Algerian pilgrimage ritual (Sossie Andezian) - The making of a Mouride Mahdi: Serigne Abdoulaye Yakhine Diop of Thies (Rose Lake) - The power of knowledge: the life of Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Islamic judge in Ngaoundéré, northern Cameroon (Lisbet Holtedahl and Mahmoudou Djingui) - Islamic reform and political change: the example of Abubakar Gumi and the Yan Izala movement in Northern Nigeria (Roman Loimeier) - Reaction and action: accounting for the rise of Islamism (David Westerlund).