Muslim Modernity in Postcolonial Nigeria: A Study of the Society for the Removal of Innovation and Reinstatement of Tradition

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This book deals with Muslim modernity in a country with the largest single Muslim population in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides much needed new grounds for comparative study. Until now, virtually all socio-anthropological works about any specific African country are either authored by nationals of that country or by Western scholars. This book is an exception because its author is an Islamicist and a social scientist from Senegal trained in the French social science tradition. Therefore, his work does offer an ...

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Overview

This book deals with Muslim modernity in a country with the largest single Muslim population in Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides much needed new grounds for comparative study. Until now, virtually all socio-anthropological works about any specific African country are either authored by nationals of that country or by Western scholars. This book is an exception because its author is an Islamicist and a social scientist from Senegal trained in the French social science tradition. Therefore, his work does offer an original perspective in the study of Nigeria. In addition, the study of Islam south of the Sahara has so far focused on Sufi orders, which form the mainstream of Islam, but which by no means, covers the whole Islamic field; socalled Islamic fundamentalist movements are also part of the religious landscape.
This book is devoted to the study of the largest single Muslim fundamentalist organization in postcolonial Sub-Saharan Africa, the Society for the Removal of Innovation and Reinstatement of Tradition.

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'Kane provides considerable textual, theological knowledge, but what makes this book stand out and add to our understanding of new religious movements in Nigeria is his sociological imagination and his effort to move beyond the writings of religious leaders to the operation of a movement as a whole.'
Brian Larkin, The Journal of Religion,2005.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004125889
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: Islam in Africa Series , #1
  • Pages: 286

Meet the Author

Ousmane Kane, Ph.D. (Political Science), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, is Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His more recent books include Intellectuels non europhones, (Codesria, 2002), and (with Jean-Louis Triaud) Islam et islamisme au Sud du Sahara, (Karthala, 1998).
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Orthography
Glossary
Introduction: Normative versus alternative modernity 1
Ch. 1 Agents and Aspects of Social Change in Twentieth-Century Nigeria 29
Ch. 2 Kano in the Nigerian Context 53
Ch. 3 The Fragmentation of Sacred Authority 69
Ch. 4 The Social Base of the Yan Izala 104
Ch. 5 Worldview and Recruitment Patterns of the Yan Izala 123
Ch. 6 Counter-Reform Movements 149
Ch. 7 The Politics of Muslim-Christian Confrontation in Nigeria 178
Ch. 8 The Domestication of Izala 207
Conclusion 227
Bibliography 253
App. 1 English translation of the pamphlet: Hujojin da suka hana bi dan tarika salla 271
Index 277
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