PATTERNS AND PECULIARITIES OF ISLAMIC REFORM IN AFRICA

PATTERNS AND PECULIARITIES OF ISLAMIC REFORM IN AFRICA PATTERNS AND PECULIARITIES OF ISLAMIC REFORM IN AFRICA by ROMAN LOIMEIER (University of Bayreuth) ABSTRACT African Muslim societies were characterised, in the 20th century, by the emerg- ence of reformist movements that have gained, since the 1970s, major social, reli- gious and political in uence in a number of countries, including Northern Nigeria, Senegal, Zanzibar and Sudan. These movements of reform are, however, not recent phenomena. Rather, they look back to a history of several generations of reformist endeavour and thought that may have been in uenced, to a certain extent, by external sources of inspiration. This contribution shows how the biogra- phies of major reformist personalities such as Cheikh Touré in Senegal, Abubakar Gumi in Northern Nigeria and ’ Abdallâh Sâlih al-Farsy in East Africa re ect a number of common features of Islamic reform in Africa, while their programmes of reform were shaped, at the same time, by local frame conditions. * * * Introduction The development of African Muslim societies was characterised, in the 20th century, by the emergence of reformist movements that have gained considerable social, religious and political in uence in a num- ber of African countries, including Northern Nigeria, Sudan and Zanzibar. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Religion in Africa Brill

PATTERNS AND PECULIARITIES OF ISLAMIC REFORM IN AFRICA

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/patterns-and-peculiarities-of-islamic-reform-in-africa-hanxWAq8d0
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0022-4200
eISSN
1570-0666
D.O.I.
10.1163/157006603322663497
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

PATTERNS AND PECULIARITIES OF ISLAMIC REFORM IN AFRICA by ROMAN LOIMEIER (University of Bayreuth) ABSTRACT African Muslim societies were characterised, in the 20th century, by the emerg- ence of reformist movements that have gained, since the 1970s, major social, reli- gious and political in uence in a number of countries, including Northern Nigeria, Senegal, Zanzibar and Sudan. These movements of reform are, however, not recent phenomena. Rather, they look back to a history of several generations of reformist endeavour and thought that may have been in uenced, to a certain extent, by external sources of inspiration. This contribution shows how the biogra- phies of major reformist personalities such as Cheikh Touré in Senegal, Abubakar Gumi in Northern Nigeria and ’ Abdallâh Sâlih al-Farsy in East Africa re ect a number of common features of Islamic reform in Africa, while their programmes of reform were shaped, at the same time, by local frame conditions. * * * Introduction The development of African Muslim societies was characterised, in the 20th century, by the emergence of reformist movements that have gained considerable social, religious and political in uence in a num- ber of African countries, including Northern Nigeria, Sudan and Zanzibar.

Journal

Journal of Religion in AfricaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2003

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off