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Title:Muslim institutions of higher education in postcolonial Africa
Editors:Lo, MbayeISNI
Haron, MuhammedISNI
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:1137552301; 9781137552303; 9781137552310; 9781137552327
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:Islamic education
educational history
educational reform
religious education
Abstract:This collective volume on Muslim education in Africa focuses on the encounter between local Islamic knowledge and transnational politics. It includes theoretical studies, case studies of institutions, and analyses of issues of intellectual viability and graduate visibility in institutions. Among the subjects examined are the colonial 'control and dismissal' practices against Muslim education, the post-colonial education reform movement, and the construction processes of Muslim scholastic communities across the continent. Contents: Part I Reforming Muslim Learning: trajectories and typologies of reform in Africa. Islam and the Idea of the 'African University': an analytical framework (Mbaye Lo); Muslim higher education in the southern African region: from 'dar ul-?ulums' to secular tertiary institutions (Muhammed Haron); Trajectories of Islamic education in the twentieth century: Zanzibar and beyond (Roman Loimeier); Islamic-oriented universities in Nigeria: triumphs and travails (Adam Adebayo Sirajudeen). -- Part II The rise of modern Muslim universities and colleges: remembrance and reconstruction. The mission of the Muslim university of Morogoro in Tanzania: context, promises and challenges (Hamza Mustafa Njozi); The role of IUIU in influencing public discourse on Islam in Uganda: a perception survey at the Kampala campus (Adnan Ali Adikata); Islamic University in Uganda: its role in the socioeconomic development of East Africa's Muslim communities (Ahmad K. Sengendo); Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU): the pioneers (Ismail S.Gyagenda and Wardah M. Rajab-Gyagenda); King Faisal University in Chad: challenges, opportunities and future prospects (Adam Youssouf Moussa); Islamic institutions of higher learning in Ghana: the case of the Islamic University College (Ousman Murzik Kobo). -- Part III Muslim colleges and universities: texts, contexts and graduates. Muslim universities in East Africa: negotiating cultural identity and political challenges (Chanfi Ahmed); The International University of Africa, Sudan: its history, mission and dissertations (Abdulmageed Abdulraheem A. Ahmed); Al-Azhar University's role in educating Nigerians: a case study of the Ilorin Al-Azhar Institute (Moshood Mahmood M. Jimba); Scientific profiles and potential of Al Azhar's African graduates: a statistical analysis (Mamadou Youry Sall); The Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies: a site for the renegotiation of Islamic law and authority in Kano, Nigeria (Alex Thurston); The Islamic University of Niger from Lahore, Pakistan to Say, Niger: the challenge of establishing a transnational Islamic university (Mbaye Lo). [ASC Leiden abstract]