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Title:Islam in the Bornu Caliphate: a survey
Author:Lavers, J.E.
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
Subject:Islamic history
Abstract:Presents some aspects of Islam in the Central Sudan in the period 1500-1800, and shows how usual interpretations, for instance, 'by Triaingham have been very often oversimplifications. Parts of the article: Introduction - the introduction of Islam to Kanem - The Bornu Caliphate - Islamic government and the office of Khalifa - The scholar community - The brotherhoods - The educational system - Quranic studies - The Shari'a - Islam and the common people - Syncretism, unbelief and criticism - Conclusion. Ref.