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Title:The Wahhabiyya: Islamic reform and politics in French West Africa
Author:Kaba, LansinéISNI
City of publisher:Evanston, IL
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Geographic terms:French West Africa
Subjects:Muslim brotherhoods
national liberation movements
Abstract:The present study focuses on a little-known reform movement which spread from Bamako, Mali and contributed to the anticolonial struggle between 1945 and 1958. The movement in its early history was known as the Subbanu al Muslimin, that is the society of the young Muslims. It was later referred to as the Wahhabi movement, which designation later has prevailed. The Wahhabiyya were recognizable by their praying with the arms crossed on the chest, wearing the long shirt, growing clean beards, and above all, to inspire simplicity and puritanism, for they profess the return of the Quran and the renunciation of dancing, music, excessive polygamy and the like. The book falls into three main parts, which divide into 9 chapters: I. Introduction and development of the Wahhabiyya. 1. Early concepts and critics of Reform. 2. Social and economic and economic factors in the diffusion of the W. 3. Al-Azhar and the West-African students. II Aspect of Wahhabi community. 4. Religious doctrine and political principles. 5. The Subbanu movement and its role in education. III Wahhabi involvement in politics. 6. Religion and politics: 1945-1951. 7. The politics of religious violence and confrontation. 8. Political polarization and Islam, 1952-1958. 9. Conclusion.