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Title:Proceedings of the international symposium on Islamic civilisation in Eastern Africa, Kampala, Uganda, 15-17 December 2003
Editors:Kasozi, Abdu B.K.ISNI
Ünay, SadikISNI
Series:Sources and studies on the history of Islamic civilisation
City of publisher:Istanbul
Publisher:Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA)
Geographic terms:East Africa
Northeast Africa
Islamic history
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This selection of papers presented at the international symposium on Islamic civilization in Eastern Africa (Kampala, Uganda, 15-17 December 2003) reflects the major themes discussed: the penetration of Islam in eastern Africa, Islam and trade, Swahili and Islamic literature, Islamic education and intellectual development, European colonial powers and Islam, and Islam and the contemporary period. The dissemination of Islam in eastern Africa was the cumulative result of efforts of Muslim traders, travellers, social workers, scholars and ordinary people. East Africa has also been home to a number of major Islamic scholars, such as Sheikh Hassan B. Ameir Ash-Shirazi, Al-Amin bin Ali Al-Mazrui, Muhammad Kassim Al-Mazrui and Abdullah Saleh Al-Farsy. They not only disseminated Islam to new societies but also contributed to the strengthening of Islamic knowledge. The profound impact of Islamic civilization on East Africa paved the way for the development of novel Afro-Asian/Afrabian cultural codes, exemplified by the Swahili cultural and language system. While the efforts of European missionary and imperial networks slowed the expansion of Islam to the masses they failed to bring it to a halt. Despite the negative impact of the imperial period, East African Muslims were able to maintain their cultural identity and actively cooperate with other social groups. Finally, in present-day East Africa, globalization can exert both positive and negative influences on the development of Islam, depending on the ways through which Muslims choose to address it. Papers are by Fatima L. Adamu, Hussein Ahmed, Mohamed Amra, Afis Oladusu Ayinde, EIoi Ficquet, Hamidin bin Abd Hamid, Abdulkadir Hashim, Ahmed Binsumeit A. Badawy Jamaliyl, Abdu Kasozi, Süleyman Kiziltoprak, Khalid Lubega, Ali A. Mazrui, Mustafa Kamal Mirzeler, Hamza Mustafa Njozi, Tariq Mohamed Nour, Ahmada Kawesa Sengendo, Rüdiger Seesemann, Isaac Ssettuba, Ibrahim Soghayroun, J.E.G. Sutton, Hatice Ugur, Atiku G. Yahaya, Issa Ziddy. [ASC Leiden abstract]