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Title:Islamic civilisation in Southern Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa 1-3 September 2006
Editors:Haron, MuhammedISNI
Dangor, Suleiman Essop
Series:Sources and studies on the history of Islamic civilisation; 18
City of publisher:Istanbul
Publisher:Organisation of the Islamic Conference Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
East Africa
Islamic culture
Islamic education
Islamic history
conference papers (form)
Abstract:Proceedings of the congress on Islamic Civilization in Southern Africa held in Johannesburg in September 2006, whose aim was, amongst others, to increase knowledge on the history and heritage of Islam in the region. The opening addresses are followed by four parts: 1. Historical background; 2. Challenge of racism and response in politics; 3. Spiritual culture and learning; 4. Miscellany. Contributions on 1) the spread of Islam in East and South Africa, missionaries' perception of southern Africa, role of traders and Muslim scholars in the spread of Muslim culture, Muslim participation in the liberation struggle in South Africa, Muslims in 19th-century Pretoria, spread of Islam in Mauritius; 2) the role of Muslims in South Africa's transition to democracy, the Muslim vote in the 2006 election, Muslim communities and politics in Uganda, racism in South Africa's Muslim community, pluralism and Islam in Zimbabwe; 3) Islam and culture South of the Sahara, religious teaching in government schools in colonial Zanzibar, Islamic education in Mozambique, the role of East African ulama in enhancing the Islamic image in South Africa, transmission of Islamic learning in Zanzibar, Islam in Malawi, Islamic education in South Africa; 4) white South Africa's (suburban Durban) perception of Islam, the administration of Islamic law on the East African coast, the Tibb medical system, Islamic banking in South Africa, Islam in Zimbabwe and Uganda, southern African Muslim NGOs, and the life of the Muslim Indian Suleiman Mahomed Nana. [ASC Leiden abstract]