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  • Afa Ajura, Yussif (Biography)

    Hajj Yussif Salih Afa Ajura, ( d. 2007 ), a firebrand preacher, education reformer, and social and political activist, is among the most prominent ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Alfa Mahaman Jobbo. (Biography)

    ( d. 1836 ), leading Muslim scholar in the Middle Niger area in the early nineteenth century. His full name was Alfa Mahaman Jobbo ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Bâ, Amadou Hampâté (Biography)

    Amadou Hampâté Bâ ( 1900 – 1991 ), a Malian scholar, writer, and public intellectual, was one of the major cultural figures of twentieth-century ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Baganda, Islam and the (Subject Entry)

    Though it flourished on the East African coast for nearly one thousand years, Islam did not begin to expand into the interior of East ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Bamba, Amadu (Biography)

    Amadu Bamba ( 1853 – 1927 ), also spelled Amadu Bamba or Amadu Bamba M’Backe, is one of the most influential figures in Senegalese ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Burkina Faso, Islam and Politics in (Subject Entry)

    The connection between Islam and politics in Burkina Faso can only be understood within the framework of the relations between Islam and the state. ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Burkina Faso, Muslim-Christian Relations in (Subject Entry)

    Burkina Faso is a secular country with a strong tradition of religious pluralism. Its different religions—the largest, in terms of adherents, being Islam—are generally ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Côte D’ivoire, Islam and Politics In (Subject Entry)

    Introduction Côte d’Ivoire gained formal independence from France, the former colonial power, on 7 August 1960 . Ivoirians were henceforth masters of their political ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, Islamic Education in (Subject Entry)

    The West African territory that would eventually become Côte d’Ivoire was long considered a land where Islam was destined to remain marginal. This perspective ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • East Africa, Conversion to Islam in (Subject Entry)

    From the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, the Qādirīyah and Shādhilīyah ṣūfī brotherhoods ( ṭarīqa ) were the principal vehicles of ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • East Africa, Language and Islamic Culture in (Subject Entry)

    The geographic position of the East African coast on the rim of the Indian Ocean has historically facilitated its contact with peoples from across ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Fofana, Aboubacar (Biography)

    ( b. 1943 ), prominent Muslim public intellectual, charismatic preacher, and imam. Aboubacar Fofana has been Côte d’Ivoire’s highest Islamic religious authority since 2006, ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Gambia, Islam and Politics in the (Subject Entry)

    Located as a miniature state enclaved within Senegal, the Gambia has a population of approximately 1.6 million, of which about 95 percent is Muslim. ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Guinea, Islam and Politics in (Subject Entry)

    In the West African Republic of Guinea, the relationship between Islam and politics has been very close historically, though it may seem inconspicuous today. ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Gumi, Abubakar (Biography)

    Sheikh Abubakar Gumi ( 1922 – 1992 ) was a prominent qadi [Islamic judge], preacher, translator, and activist in northern Nigeria from the late ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Haron, Imam Abdullah (Biography)

    To the Muslims of South Africa and particularly those in the Cape, Imam Abdullah Haron ( 1923 – 1969 ) has come to be ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

  • Kilwa (Subject Entry)

    The name Kilwa can refer to any of three port cities in southern Tanzania (Lindi Region) belonging to the Islamic Swahili culture of the ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Mahdī, al-Ṣādiq al- (Biography)

    is a Sudanese Islamic thinker and contemporary political leader. As a great-grandson of the Sudanese Mahdī Muḥammad Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ( d. 1885 ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

  • Mali, Islamic Education in (Subject Entry)

    Islamic education in contemporary Mali is highly diverse and multifaceted; it is conducted through both formal and informal sectors, and represents a wide range ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

  • Mijikenda, Islam and the (Subject Entry)

    The Mijikenda comprise nine distinct yet closely related peoples (Chonyi, Digo, Duruma, Giriama, Jibana, Kambe, Kauma, Rabai, and Ribe) who reside in the coastal ...

    Source: Oxford Islamic Studies Online

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