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Studies in West African Islamic History

The Cultivators of Islam, 1st Edition

Edited by John Ralph Willis


338 pages

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First published in 1979, this first of three volumes examines the many means and figures through which Islam was cultivated in West Africa over a prolonged period. It combines the work from eminent scholars in the field, most of which have travelled widely in the historic region of Western Sudan.

This book will be of interest to those studying Islamic and West African history.

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: Reflections on the Diffusion of Islam in West Africa; 1. The Evolution of Religious Brotherhoods in North and Northwestern Africa 1523-1900 R. G. Jenkins 2. ‘Abd Allah b. Yasin and the Almoravids Nehemia Levtzion 3. The Kunta, Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti and the Office of Shaykh al-Tariq al-Qadiryya A. A. Batran 4. Muslim Sanhaja Scholars of Mauritania H. T. Norris 5. Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanimi and Religion and Politics in Bornu Louis Brenner 6. The Writings of Al-Hajj Umar al-Futi and Shaykh Mukhtar b. Wadiat Allah: Literary Themes, Sources, and Influences John Ralph Willis 7. The Early Period of Mahmadu Lamin’s Activities Ivan Hrbek 8. Maba Diakhouand the Gambian Jihad, 1850-1890 Charlotte Alison Quinn 9. Samori and Islam Yves Person 10. Ahmad Bamba 1850-1927 Lucy E. Creevey (née Behrman); Glossaries; Index of Arabic Words and Terms; General Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

First published between 1832 and 1994, this 6 volume set examines the history of Islam in a variety of regions across the world. Spanning continents from Africa, to Asia, North America and Europe, and ranging from 19th century ethnographical studies to modern day historical research, these titles not only show the diversity within this global religion, but also how the study of Islam has changed over time. The titles in this set will be of interest to those studying the history of Islam as well as those who wish to interrogate the study of religion and international communities itself.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Islam / History
RELIGION / Islam / Rituals & Practice
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies