Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-Religious Dialogue

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This new book reassess the presence of Islam in Africa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851682737
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 10/31/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Preface xi
1. A Glance at Post-Colonial Assessments of the Western-Christian and Arab-Islamic Legacies in Tropical Africa 1
Definition of the Problem 1
A Critique of Prevailing Approaches and Perceptions 7
Methodology, Outline and Sources 19
2. Indigenous Africa as a Cultivating Ground for Arab-Islam 24
Introduction 24
The Introduction of Islam to Tropical Africa 24
The Indigenous African Environment and Conversion to Islam 33
Conclusion 61
3. Muslim Jihad and Black Africa 63
Introduction 63
Sunni Muslim Doctrine of Jihad 64
Jihad: Theories and Campaigns in Africa 68
Interpreting the Jihad Tradition in Africa 80
Evaluating the Jihadists' Shari`a Rule 100
Conclusion 107
4. Muslim Slavery and Black Africa 109
Introduction 109
Slavery in Muslim Africa: Indigenous or Islamic Sumun 109
Classical Muslim Ideology of Enslavement 124
Muslim Slavery and the Slave Trade: The Arab-Oriental Dimension 141
Muslim Slavery and the Slave Trade: The African Dimension 147
The Various Roles of Slaves in Muslim Lands 156
The Condition of Slaves in Muslim Lands: Theory versus Practice 160
Conclusion 168
5. Encountering the Encounters: Arab-Islam and Black African Experience 170
Introduction 170
Truth, Dialogue and Confessional Loyalty 171
The Need to Rethink Arab-Islam in Light of the African Experience 180
The Arab Factor in Sunni Islamic Orthodoxy 216
Conclusion 228
6. Conclusion 230
Bibliography 241
Index 257
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