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The Crown And The Turban
Muslims And West African Pluralism





ISBN 9780813330594
Published November 14, 1996 by Routledge
307 Pages

 
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This book explores the clash of civilizations between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. It is useful for students of comparative religion.

Table of Contents

The Crown and the Turban -- Bernard Lewis -- Orthographical and Bibliographical Note -- About the Book and Author -- Introduction -- Islam and the African Context -- Muslims in Non-Muslim Societies of Africa -- Islam and the African Religious Synthesis -- Slavery, Clerics, and Muslim Society -- Islam, Africa, and Colonialism -- Tcherno Aliou, the Wall of Goumba -- Saints, Virtue, and Society in Muslim Africa -- Education and Society -- A Childhood Muslim Education -- The Arabic Language in African Education -- Action and Reaction Among Freetown Muslims -- Muslims and the Secular National State in Africa -- Religion and Politics with Reference to Africa -- “The Crown and the Turban”

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