In the small town of Dogondoutchi, Niger, Malam Awal, a charismatic Sufi preacher, was recruited by local Muslim leaders to denounce the practices of reformist Muslims. Malam Awal's message has been viewed as a mixed blessing by Muslim women who have seen new definitions of Islam and Muslim practice impact their place and role in society. This study follows the career of Malam Awal and documents the engagement of women in the religious debates that are refashioning their everyday lives. Adeline Masquelier reveals how these women have had to define Islam on their own terms, especially as a practice that governs education, participation in prayer, domestic activities, wedding customs, and who wears the veil and how. Masquelier's richly detailed narrative presents new understandings of what it means to be a Muslim woman in Africa today.
Adeline Masquelier reveals how these women have had to define Islam on their own terms, especially as a practice that governs education, participation in prayer, domestic activities, wedding customs, and who wears the veil and how.
Author: Adeline Masquelier
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Writing boards and blackboards are emblematic of two radically different styles of education in Islam. The essays in this lively volume address various aspects of the expanding and evolving range of educational choices available to Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa. Contributors from the United States, Europe, and Africa evaluate classical Islamic education in Africa from colonial times to the present, including changes in pedagogical methods--from sitting to standing, from individual to collective learning, from recitation to analysis. Also discussed are the differences between British, French, Belgian, and Portuguese education in Africa and between mission schools and Qur'anic schools; changes to the classical Islamic curriculum; the changing intent of Islamic education; the modernization of pedagogical styles and tools; hybrid forms of religious and secular education; the inclusion of women in Qur'anic schools; and the changing notion of what it means to be an educated person in Africa. A new view of the role of Islamic education, especially its politics and controversies in today's age of terrorism, emerges from this broadly comparative volume.
“Reading the Qur'an in Bangladesh: The Politics of 'Belief' among Islamist
Women.” Modern Asian ... “Talking Jihad and Piety: Reformist Exertions among
Islamist Women in Bangladesh. ... Women and Islamic Revival in a West African
Author: Robert Launay
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Addressing the dominant perceptions of Islam as a conservative practise, with stringent regulations for women in particular, Joseph Hill reveals how Sufi women integrate values typically associated with pious Muslim women into their leadership.
Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa Press and
CODESRIA. ... Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana
Asma'u, 1793–1864. ... Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist
Author: Joseph Hill
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Islamic leadership
Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts: Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts Sex, sexuality, and gender difference Gendered piety and authority Political and religious displacements Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families Representation, commodification, and popular culture These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.
Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar,
Senegal. University ... Bargaining for Women's Rights: Activism in an Aspiring
Muslim Democracy. ... Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town, First
Author: Justine Howe
In this book Ousman Kobo provides a fresh understanding of the indigenous origins of Islamic reforms sympathetic to "Wahhabi" ideas in two West African countries, Burkina Faso and Ghana, and connects these movements to Muslim's search for religious purity in modern contexts.
Marie Miran's study of Muslim reformers in côte d'Ivoire and Benin,5 Emmanuel
Gregoire's work on niger, along with that ... 2005); Adeline Masquelier, Women
and Islamic Revival in a West African Town (Bloomington: Indiana university
Author: Ousman Murzik Kobo
This collection critically examines "tolerance," "secularism," and respect for religious "diversity" within a social and political system dominated by Sufi brotherhoods. Through a detailed analysis of Senegal's political economy, essays trace the genealogy and dynamic exchange among these concepts while investigating public spaces and political processes and their reciprocal engagement with the state, Sunni reformist and radical groups, and non-religious organizations. The anthology provides a rich and nuanced historical ethnography of the formation of Senegalese democracy, illuminating the complex trajectory of the Senegalese state and reflecting on similar postcolonial societies. Offering rare perspectives on the country's "successes" since liberation, the volume identifies the role of religion, gender, culture, ethnicity, globalization, politics, and migration in the reconfiguration of the state and society, and it makes an important contribution to democratization theory, Islamic studies, and African studies.
Mamdani, Mahmood. Good Muslim, Bad Muslim. New York: Pantheon, 2004.
Masquelier, Adeline. Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. Needham, Rodney. Belief,
Language and ...
Author: Mamadou Diouf
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
University of Wisconsin Press, 2005); Adeline Masquelier, Fashioning Islam:
Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana
University Press, 2009); Dorothea Schulz, Muslims and New Media in Africa: ...
Author: John Parker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
Masquelier, Adeline 2001 Prayer Has Spoiled Everything: Possession, Power,
and Identity in an Islamic Town of Niger. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
2009 Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town. Bloomington, IN:
Author: Bradley A. Levinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
A new cohort of Muslim youth has arisen since the attacks of 9/11, facilitated by the proliferation of recent communication technologies and the Internet. By focusing on these young people as a heterogeneous global cohort, the contributors to this volume—who draw from a variety of disciplines—show how the study of Muslim youth at this particular historical juncture is relevant to thinking about the anthropology of youth, the anthropology of Islamic and Muslim societies, and the post-9/11 world more generally. These scholars focus on young Muslims in a variety of settings in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America and explore the distinct pastimes and performances, processes of civic engagement and political action, entrepreneurial and consumption practices, forms of self-fashioning, and aspirations and struggles in which they engage as they seek to understand their place and make their way in a transformed world.
A new cohort of Muslim youth has arisen since the attacks of 9/11, facilitated by the proliferation of recent communication technologies and the Internet.
Author: Adeline Masquelier
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Category: Social Science
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At the conclusion of the prayer a woman came timidly forward and pushed her
young son towards the holy man, then as rapidly retreated. The Muslim rose, took
the boy by the hand and, followed by his acolytes, left the village in silence as
before. ... These jihads, rightly looked upon, are but incidents in the modern
Islamic revival, and are by no means characteristic of the forces and activities that
Author: Edmund Dene Morel
This volume is the first to bring together analysis of contemporary female religious leadership in ideologically-diverse Muslim communities in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, with chapters discussing the emergence, consolidation, and impact of female Islamic authority.
2 This chapter focuses on women members of the Sunnī-dominated national
organization Sweden's Young Muslims (Sveriges ... Swedish towns,3 to argue
that involvement with these associations is increasing Muslim women's
engagement with ... Islamic revival and young women's negotiations on gender in
contemporary Sweden] (Carlsson Bokförlag: Stockholm, ... They were born in
West Asia and North and East Africa to parents of different social backgrounds,
who in one way or ...
Author: Masooda Bano
Category: Social Science
Since the introduction of photography by commercial studio photographers and the colonial state in Kenya, this global medium has been intensely debated and contested among Muslims on the cosmopolitan East African coast. This book does not only explore the making, circulation, and consumption of popular photographs, but also the other side, their rejection and obliteration, an essential aspect of a medium's history that should not be neglected. It deals with various »social spaces of refusal« in the local Muslim milieu and in that of »traditional« spirit mediums in which (gendered) visibility was (and is) contested in various and creative ways. It focuses on the »aesthetics of withdrawal«: the various ways and techniques that process the photographic act as well as the photographic image to theatricalize the surface of the image in new ways by veiling, masking, and concealing. In a fragmented historical perspective, Heike Behrend seeks to complement, decenter, and counter the history of photography as it has been told by the West and to narrate another history beginning with preceding local media such as textiles and spirit possession.
Photographic Practices on the East African Coast Heike Behrend ... since the
1980s, within the context of a new Islamic revival, pious Muslim men and women
have increasingly attempted to control and reduce the ... In fact, interactions and
oppositions between different Islamic traditions as well as interactions with the (
Christian) West created a more ... 2 When in 2011 I visited the town of Kwale to
the south of Mombasa, which has a strong Muslim presence, I realized that the
impact of ...
Author: Heike Behrend
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Social Science
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Woman , F. F. Ellinwood , D. D .. ... II . , 910 ; The Bishop of Cape Town , 933 ; The
Independent Congo State , 933 ; M. Chaudoin held by King Dahomey , 933 ; Rev.
... The Uganda Mission , 367 ; West African Missions , 368 ; Bishop Smythies and
Slavery at Zanzibar , 368 ; A Revival in Kaffraria , 368 ; The Work and ... John
Scott , 533 ; Baptism of a Mohammedan in Algiers , 533 ; Shall Islam Rule Africa
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Uganda , The . ... 289 Woman's Work for Woman , F. F. Ellin . wood , D. D .. ... II . ,
910 ; The Bishop of Cape Town , 933 ; The Independent Congo State , 933 ; M.
Chaudoin held by King Dahomey , 933 ... The Uganda Mission , 367 ; West
African Missions , 968 ; Bishop Smythies and Slavery at Zanzibar , 368 ; A
Revival in ... John Scott , 533 ; Baptism of a Mohammedan in Algiers , 533 ; Shall
Islam Rule Africa ?
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him- ognizing Christ as the last and spiritual in ... the permanent evanIn the great
Protestant revival of re- and all examined by government inspec- gelist of the
Mission . ... He In the Telugu Mission of the English Wellington , South Africa ,
have formed has put up the following notice on the ... People go into his house
and read his gone to Japan as self - supporting missionMiss West , of the
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Woman an Ideal Instructress . ... The Designing of Town Houses . ... The
Wholesome Revival of Byron . ... The Philosophical Disintegration of Islam . Rev.
... Trade and Shipping of Portuguese West Africa , French Congo , and Congo
Free State .
Author: William Thomas Stead
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to describe . We infer ... He is reported to be avariobserves , only with Islam . ...
When , therefore , Mahommed es readers to learn Mahommedan Western Africa .
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Chaut . India : A Reply to ... Laughter , Revival of , W. E. Hodgson , NatR . Leisler
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Harp . ... Plutocracy , The Menace of A. Poe's Female Friends , E. L. Didier ,
Disraeli's Place in Literature , Frederic Harrison , F. Dolls : Distinguished Women
and Their Dolls , Frances H. Low , Str . Dress : A Dialogue on ... Ely's " Socialism
and Social Reform , " A. T. Hadley , F. England : The Medieval Towns of England
, AM . ... Episcopate , Revival of the Historic , in the Luthern Church , LQ Epitaphs
, Curious , T. E. Champion , Can M. Ethics and Biology ... Folk - Lore , West
African , A. B. Ellis , PS . ... Islam , Present - Day Flashlights Upon , J. S. Dennis ,
Author: Albert Shaw
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their assaults , and Africa like a ... of San Vincenzo And such another revival
restored to re- in Volturno , was pillaged and burned after a formed Islam its first
... of food to the slopes of Atlas and resembled an African town ; and from it
plunthe Pillars of Hercules , soon spread from the ... and Balearic Islands ,
became a terrible scourge encamped them on the western slopes of Veto the
commerce of the ...