Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa

Author: B. Soares,R. Otayek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230607101
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 2468
Political liberalization and economic reform, the weakening of the state, and increased global interconnections have all had profound effects on Muslim societies and the practice of Islam in Africa. The contributors to this volume investigate and illuminate the changes that have occurred in Africa, through detailed case studies.

Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa

Author: Benjamin F. Soares,René Otayek
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403979643
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 7899
Political liberalization and economic reform, the weakening of the state and increased global interconnections have had a profound effect on Muslim societies in Africa. This book investigate these changes, through case studies of Muslim youth activists, Islamic NGO's, debates about Islamic law, secularism and minority rights.

Islam, Politics, Anthropology

Author: Filippo Osella,Benjamin Soares
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444324419
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 3424
Part of The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute SpecialIssue Book Series, Islam, Politics, Anthropology offerscritical reflections on past and current studies of Islam andpolitics in anthropology and charts new analytical approaches toexamining Islam in the post-9/11 world. Challenges current and past approaches to the study of Islamand Muslim politics in anthropology Offers a critical comprehensive review of past and currentliterature on the subject Presents innovative ethnographic description and analysis ofeveryday Muslim politics in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, andNorth America Proposes new analytical approaches to the study of Islam andMuslim politics

Islamic Society and State Power in Senegal

Disciples and Citizens in Fatick
Author: Leonardo A. Villalón
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521032322
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
View: 8050
The Sufi Muslim orders to which the vast majority of Senegalese belong are the most significant institutions of social organization in the country. While studies of Islam and politics have tended to focus on the destabilizing force of religiously based groups, Leonardo Villalon argues that in Senegal the orders have been a central component of a political system that has been among the most stable in Africa. Focusing on a regional administrative center, he combines a detailed account of grassroots politics with an analysis of national and international forces to examine the ways in which the internal dynamics of the orders shape the exercise of power by the Senegalese state. This is a major study that should be read by every student of Islam and politics as well as of Africa.

Islamic Reform and Political Change in Northern Nigeria

Author: Roman Loimeier
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810128101
Category: History
Page: 441
View: 4609
The 1970s and 1980s were times of political and religious turmoil in Nigeria, characterized by governmental upheaval, and aggressive confrontations between the Sufi brotherhoods and the Izala movement. In Islamic Reform and Political Change in Northern Nigeria, Roman Loimeier explores the intermeshing of religion in the struggle for political influence and preservation of the interests of Nigerian Muslims. Loimeier's careful scholarship combines astute readings of the work of previous scholars--both published and unpublished--with archival material and the findings of his own fieldwork in Nigeria. His work fills a substantial gap in contemporary Nigerian studies. This book provides invaluable and essential reading for serious students of Nigerian politics and of Islamic movements in Africa.

Demokratisierung und islamisches Recht

der Scharia-Konflikt in Nigeria
Author: Johannes Harnischfeger
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593380094
Category: Democracy
Page: 280
View: 5699

Political Islam in West Africa

State-society Relations Transformed
Author: William F. S. Miles
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Category: Political Science
Page: 221
View: 7239
Exploring the politics of the Sahel region of Africa, this collection of essays shows how the emergence of political Islam has transformed state-society relations.

Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Author: Roman Loimeier
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474414915
Category: Religion
Page: 560
View: 4459
The first comprehensive analysis of Muslim movements of reform in modern sub-Saharan AfricaBased on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Comoros), this book looks at patterns and peculiarities of different traditions of Islamic reform. Considering both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements in their respective historical contexts, it stresses the importance of the local context to explain the different trajectories of development.The book studies the social, religious and political impact of these reform movements in both historical and contemporary times and asks why some have become successful as popular mass movements, while others failed to attract substantial audiences. It also considers jihad-minded movements in contemporary Mali, northern Nigeria and Somalia and looks at modes of transnational entanglement of movements of reform. Against the background of a general inquiry into what constitutes areform, the text responds to the question of what areform actually means for Muslims in contemporary Africa.Key featuresBiographies of reformist scholars complement the textCase studies are placed in the context of the dynamics of areform in the larger world of IslamAddresses the importance of trans-national entanglements and their formative powerFocuses on the dynamics of social and religious development, the political dynamics of Islamic areform and issues of youth, generational change and gender

Islam and Social Change in French West Africa

History of an Emancipatory Community
Author: Sean Hanretta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521899710
Category: History
Page: 311
View: 4763
Exploring the history and religious community of a group of Muslim Sufi mystics in colonial French West Africa, this study shows the relationship between religious, social and economic change in the region. It highlights the role that intellectuals played in shaping social and cultural change and illuminates the specific religious ideas and political contexts that gave their efforts meaning. In contrast to depictions that emphasize the importance of international networks and anti-modern reaction in twentieth-century Islamic reform, this book claims that, in West Africa, such movements were driven by local forces and constituted only the most recent round in a set of centuries-old debates about the best way for pious people to confront social injustice. It argues that traditional historical methods prevent an appreciation of Muslim intellectual history in Africa by misunderstanding the nature of information gathering during colonial rule and misconstruing the relationship between documents and oral history.

Islam and the European Empires

Author: David Motadel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030260
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 8848
At the height of the imperial age, European powers ruled over most parts of the Islamic world. The British, French, Russian, and Dutch empires each governed more Muslims than any independent Muslim state. European officials believed Islam to be of great political significance, and were quite cautious when it came to matters of the religious life of their Muslim subjects. In the colonies, they regularly employed Islamic religious leaders and institutions to bolster imperial rule. At the same time, the European presence in Muslim lands was confronted by religious resistance movements and Islamic insurgency. Across the globe, from the West African savanna to the shores of Southeast Asia, Muslim rebels called for holy war against non-Muslim intruders. Islam and the European Empires presents the first comparative account of the engagement of all major European empires with Islam. Bringing together fifteen of the world's leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a wide array of themes, ranging from the accommodation of Islam under imperial rule to Islamic anti-colonial resistance. A truly global history of empire, the volume makes a major contribution not only to our knowledge of the intersection of Islam and imperialism, but also more generally to our understanding of religion and power in the modern world.

Islam and Politics in East Africa

The Sufi Order in Tanzania
Author: August H. Nimtz, Jr.
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816658366
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 5488
Islam and Politics in East Africa was first published in 1980. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Focusing on the interplay of religion, society, and politics, August Nimtz examines the role of sufi tariqas (brotherhoods) in Tanzania, where he observed an African Muslim society at first hand. Nimtz opens this book with a historical account of Islam in East Africa, and in subsequent chapters analyzes the role of tariqas in Tanzania and, more specifically, in the coastal city of Bagamoyo. Using a conceptual framework derived from contemporary political theories on social cleavages and individual interests. Nimtz explains why the tariqa is important in the process of political change. The fundamental cleavage in Muslim East Africa, he notes, is that of "whites" versus blacks. Nimtz contends that the tariqus, in serving the interest of blacks (that is, Africans), became in turn vehicles for the mass mobilization of African Muslims during the anti-colonial struggle. In Bagamoyo he finds a similar process and, in addition, reveals that the tariqas have served African interests in opposition to those of "whites" because of the individual benefits they provide. At the same time, Nimtz concludes, the social structure of East African Muslim society has ensured that Africans would be particularly attracted to these benefits. This work will interest both observers of African political development and specialists in the Islamic studies.

Christianity and Public Culture in Africa

Author: Harri Englund
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821443666
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 933
Christianity and Public Culture in Africa takes readers beyond familiar images of religious politicians and populations steeped in spirituality. It shows how critical reason and Christian convictions have combined in surprising ways as African Christians confront issues such as national constitutions, gender relations, and the continuing struggle with HIV/AIDS. The wide-ranging essays included here explore rural Africa and the continent’s major cities, colonial and missionary legacies, and mass media images in the twenty-first century. They also reveal the diversity of Pentecostalism in Africa and highlight the region’s remarkable denominational diversity. Scholars and students alike will find these essays timely and impressive. The contributors demonstrate how the public significance of Christianity varies across time and place. They explore rural Africa and the continent’s major cities, and colonial and missionary situations, as well as mass-mediated ideas and images in the twenty-first century. They also reveal the plurality of Pentecostalism in Africa and keep in view the continent’s continuing denominational diversity. Students and scholars will find these topical studies to be impressive in scope. Contributors: Barbara M. Cooper, Harri Englund, Marja Hinfelaar, Nicholas Kamau-Goro, Birgit Meyer, Michael Perry Kweku Okyerefo, Damaris Parsitau, Ruth Prince, James A. Pritchett, Ilana van Wyk

Der Islam in der Gegenwart

Author: Werner Ende,Udo Steinbach,Renate Laut
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406534478
Category: Civilization, Islamic
Page: 1064
View: 3971

Religion and politics in Africa

Author: Jeffrey Haynes
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856493918
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
View: 6728
This is an analysis of the interaction between politics and religious groups in post-independence Africa. The book focuses on the three main religious traditions - Christian, Islamic and the variety of "syncretistic" movements. The author's thematic and comparative approach embraces Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa, and seeks to locate the role of religion in the African political process in its historical, social and international contexts.

Der Selbstmord Europas

Immigration, Identität, Islam
Author: Douglas Murray
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3960921802
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 7695
Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

Author: John L. Esposito,Emad El-Din Shahin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195395891
Category: Political Science
Page: 684
View: 3019
The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam.

Pakistan and Its Diaspora

Multidisciplinary Approaches
Author: M. Bolognani,S. Lyon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230119077
Category: Social Science
Page: 263
View: 2845
Contributors offer an in-depth look at the dynamics of cultural and political change in Pakistan and the Pakistani Diaspora. Moving past static viewpoints, this volume demonstrates the multidirectional nature of the flow of ideas and people that create the social landscape experienced by Pakistanis globally.

Religious militancy and self-assertion

Islam and politics in Nigeria
Author: Matthew Hassan Kukah,Toyin Falola
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859724743
Category: Political Science
Page: 298
View: 5858
This major work is about the political impact of Islam in modern Nigeria. It argues that Islam is both a religious and political force in modern Nigeria and that there is a tiny Islamic elite who aims to impose a theocracy on the country. The book traces the origin of the creation of an Islamic identity and how, since the 1950s, this identity has been further strengthened and manipulated to control federal power. So successful is the use of Islam for power that the Christians have been instigated to fight back, thus unleashing a never ending religious rivalry.For its insights on the emergence of identity, the relationship between Islam and political power, and the relevance of Islam in Nigeria, there is no other book that can compare with this one. The authors are famous and are widely regarded as among the best analysts on religion in Africa.

Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy

Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Robert A. Dowd,Robert Alfred Dowd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190225211
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 4166
Based largely on research conducted in Nigeria, and to a lesser extent on other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, this book points to qualitative data (id est narrative accounts of events and in-depth interviews) and quantitative data (id est mass survey research) to suggest that Christian and Islamic religious communities tend to become more conducive to actions and attitudes compatible with liberal democracy in religiously diverse and integrated settings than in religiously homogeneous settings or religiously diverse settings that are highly segregated along religious lines.