Muslim Societies in African History

This book examines the processes of Islamization, Arabization, and Africanization in the Muslim societies of Africa.

Muslim Societies in African History

Author: David Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521533669

Page: 220

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This book examines the processes of Islamization, Arabization, and Africanization in the Muslim societies of Africa.

Social Welfare in Muslim Societies in Africa

One reason for this is the few, if not non-existent, possibilities of the states to provide for the basic needs of their subjects, a situation that has become painfully evident in most African states not only the Muslim ones.

Social Welfare in Muslim Societies in Africa

Author: Holger Weiss

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171064813

Page: 189

View: 841

In recent decades there has been an increasing attempt by Muslim intellectuals to reflect on the provision of social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa. One reason for this is the few, if not non-existent, possibilities of the states to provide for the basic needs of their subjects, a situation that has become painfully evident in most African states not only the Muslim ones. However, public as well as private provision of social welfare is not a new phenomenon in the Muslim world. "This book deals with a most important and previously largely overlooked theme. In the current situation, when economically weak African states have great problems providing social amenities for their people, the welfare activities of Islamic -- and other -- non-governmental organizations have become especially important. This book provides a number of theoretically and, in particular, empirically interesting and valuable discussions on various kinds of Muslim social welfare in a number of African countries." -- David Westerlund, Associate Professor, Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Modern Muslim Societies

Discusses the major features of Muslim society, including family life, Islamic law, economic practices, and government relations, and profiles Muslim life in each region of the world.

Modern Muslim Societies

Author:

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761479277

Page: 416

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Discusses the major features of Muslim society, including family life, Islamic law, economic practices, and government relations, and profiles Muslim life in each region of the world.

Symbolic Confrontations

This book is based on the authors writings over the past 20 years which consider the relationship between Muslim societies and the African State.

Symbolic Confrontations

Author: Donal Brian Cruise O'Brien

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850656999

Page: 243

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Expert on African religion and politics, Donal Cruise O'Brien, suggests that we should put an end to the lamentation over the state of African beauracracy and learn more about what politics means to African people. This book is based on the authors writings over the past 20 years which consider the relationship between Muslim societies and the African State.

Women in Muslim Societies

Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the ...

Women in Muslim Societies

Author: Herbert L. Bodman

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555875787

Page: 311

View: 361

Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the opportunities or constraints they may experience.

Africa Islam and Development

In the case above , the Baggara ' s qualifications to be called a Muslim society
are no stronger than the qualifications of the English to be called a Christian
society . The claim that there are Muslim societies in Africa ( or elsewhere ) today
is , I ...

Africa  Islam and Development

Author: Thomas Salter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 334

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Creed Grievance

Soares, Benjamin F., 2007, 'Rethinking Islam and Muslim Societies in Africa',
African Affairs 106 (423), 319–26. Suberu, Rotimi, 2001, Federalism and Ethnic
Conflict in Nigeria, Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press.

Creed   Grievance

Author: Abdul Raufu Mustapha

Publisher:

ISBN: 1847011063

Page: 464

View: 431

Analyses the complexities of Christian-Muslim conflict that threatens the fragile democracy of Nigeria, and the implications for global peace and security.

Islamic Civilization

B - 92 . Robinson , David . Muslim Societies in African History . Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press , 2004 . Examining a series of processes (
Islamization , Arabization , Africanization ) and relying on case studies from North
, West , and ...

Islamic Civilization

Author: Shaikh M. Ghazanfar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 547

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Review: "Islamic Civilization: History, Contributions, and Influence - A Compendium of Literature is a window to literature pertaining to Islamic history and Islam's contributions to knowledge and its influence in medieval Europe. The book is unique in that it presents more than mere annotations - it is a collection of "literature briefs," detailed and focused descriptions of each of the more than six hundred books and articles covered." "In the post-9/11 environment, there has been a surge of interest regarding all things Islamic. While much of the new literature is refreshingly positive, some works demonstrate a revival of centuries-old misconceptions about the Islamic world. Islamic Civilization examines that dichotomy through literature that the author has accumulated over the past twenty years in connection with other research endeavors concerning early Islamic social thought; thus, most references have a social-science/humanities orientation. Students, research scholars, and professionals will find this bibliography full of useful resources and a stimulus for further reading."--BOOK JACKET

Educating Muslim Women

This book, richly illustrated with maps and photographs, recounts Asma'u's upbringing and critical junctures in her life from several sources, mostly unpublished: her own firsthand experiences presented in her writings, the accounts of ...

Educating Muslim Women

Author: Beverley Mack

Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847740618

Page: 240

View: 880

Nana Asma'u was a devout, learned Muslim who was able to observe, record, interpret, and influence the major public events that happened around her. Daughters are still named after her, her poems still move people profoundly, and the memory of her remains a vital source of inspiration and hope. Her example as an educator is still followed: the system she set up in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, for the education of rural women, has not only survived in its homeland—through the traumas of the colonization of West Africa and the establishment of the modern state of Nigeria—but is also being revived and adapted elsewhere, notably among Muslim women in the United States. This book, richly illustrated with maps and photographs, recounts Asma'u's upbringing and critical junctures in her life from several sources, mostly unpublished: her own firsthand experiences presented in her writings, the accounts of contemporaries who witnessed her endeavors, and the memoirs of European travelers. For the account of her legacy the authors have depended on extensive field studies in Nigeria, and documents pertaining to the efforts of women in Nigeria and the United States, to develop a collective voice and establish their rights as women and Muslims in today's societies. Beverley Mack is an associate professor of African studies at the University of Kansas. She is co-editor (with Catherine Coles) of Hausa Women in the Twentieth Century and co-author (with Jean Boyd) of The Collected Works of Nana Asma'u, 1793–1864 and One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u Scholar and Scribe. Jean Boyd is former principal research fellow of the Sokoto History Bureau and research associate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. She is the author

African Studies Review

( The Rodney - Fage debate appeared in the Journal of African History 7 ( 1966 )
and 10 ( 1969 ) . ) Slavery and Muslim Society in Africa made a case for the
historical depth of slavery and the range of uses of slaves in Muslim societies in
Africa ...

African Studies Review

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Women and Sexuality in Muslim Societies

However even in less Arabized areas , there have been many Muslim
communities for a long time . Parts of East Africa have been Muslim influenced
since the seventh century , and particularly since the eleventh century . In some
areas of ...

Women and Sexuality in Muslim Societies

Author: Pınar İlkkaracan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 455

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

Nevertheless , the author argues that Africa offers a fresh opportunity to the
adherents of the two missionary faiths , i . e . , Islam and Christianity , vis - à - vis
the pluralist challenge of indigenous societies . Muslim and Christian Africans are
 ...

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

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Sudanic Africa

13 All of them told the same story of Muslim rulers and Muslim states , who were
felt to be in a moral and spiritual decay , but still on a ' higher ' political and
economic level than the surrounding non - Muslim societies . 14 German views of
 ...

Sudanic Africa

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A journal of historical sources.

Power Gender and Social Change in Africa

Muslim societies are heterogeneous , particularly in terms of their approach to
issues of gender . ... Chad , a Central African country with a large Muslim
population , has a female schooling record similar to Tanzania ' s , an East
African country ...

Power  Gender  and Social Change in Africa

Author: Muna Ndulo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN:

Page: 397

View: 696

Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community. According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering DevelopmentThrough Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues. The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces. With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.

Rebellion in Black Africa

The same pattern does not seem to prevail with non - Islamic protest movements
of ... To the extent that Muslim societies in Africa achieve a certain level of
political , social , and economic integration — that is , 22 REBELLION ...

Rebellion in Black Africa

Author: Robert I. Rotberg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 261

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The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History

Muslim clerics were usually the hosts and guides for Christian visitors in
Senegambia—when the latter were not slavers. ... (British National Archives,
1811) Although Islamic societies in northwest and western Africa dealt with the
rise of the ...

The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History

Author: Joseph C. Miller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691148538

Page: 568

View: 721

Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, the connections among Africa, the Americas, and Europe transformed world history—through maritime exploration, commercial engagements, human migrations and settlements, political realignments and upheavals, cultural exchanges, and more. This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history, takes an integrated, multicontinental approach that emphasizes the dynamics of change and the perspectives and motivations of the peoples who made it happen. The entries—all specially commissioned for this volume from an international team of leading scholars—synthesize the latest scholarship on central themes, including economics, migration, politics, war, technologies and science, the physical environment, and culture. Part one features five major essays that trace the changes distinctive to each chronological phase of Atlantic history. Part two includes more than 125 entries on key topics, from the seemingly familiar viewed in unfamiliar and provocative ways (the Seven Years' War, trading companies) to less conventional subjects (family networks, canon law, utopias). This is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, and scholars in a range of fields, from early American, African, Latin American, and European history to the histories of economics, religion, and science. The first encyclopedic reference on Atlantic history Features five major essays and more than 125 alphabetical entries Provides essential context on major areas of change: Economies (for example, the slave trade, marine resources, commodities, specie, trading companies) Populations (emigrations, Native American removals, blended communities) Politics and law (the law of nations, royal liberties, paramount chiefdoms, independence struggles in Haiti, the Hispanic Americas, the United States, and France) Military actions (the African and Napoleonic wars, the Seven Years' War, wars of conquest) Technologies and science (cartography, nautical science, geography, healing practices) The physical environment (climate and weather, forest resources, agricultural production, food and diets, disease) Cultures and communities (captivity narratives, religions and religious practices) Includes original contributions from Sven Beckert, Holly Brewer, Peter A. Coclanis, Seymour Drescher, Eliga H. Gould, David S. Jones, Wim Klooster, Mark Peterson, Steven Pincus, Richard Price and Sophia Rosenfeld, and many more Contains illustrations, maps, and bibliographies