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Title:A controversy over Islamic custom in Kilwa Kivinje, Tanzania
Author:Lienhardt, P.ISNI
Book title:Islam in tropical Africa
Geographic term:Tanzania
religious rituals
Abstract:The controversy, which is discussed here, arose over the question of how to pray for rain. This confrontation between local orthodoxy and the orthodoxy of the religious text-books took place in Kilwa Kivinje in 1959. Almost all of the population are born Muslims adhering to the Shafi's school of law. The details of this controversy over rain provide a glimpse of one small Islamic community undergoing the complex process of social change. French summary p. 385-386.