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Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1
     

Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1

by Charlotte A. Quinn, Frederick Quinn
 

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ISBN-10: 0195063864

ISBN-13: 9780195063868

Pub. Date: 03/06/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

While nearly one in every five people in the world today is Muslim, Islam is spreading most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one in three Africans today practices a form of Islam. Sub-Saharan Africa is today home to over 150 million Muslims.
Although immensely varied, African Islam, the authors demonstrate, is defined by three overarching beliefs. First,

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While nearly one in every five people in the world today is Muslim, Islam is spreading most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one in three Africans today practices a form of Islam. Sub-Saharan Africa is today home to over 150 million Muslims.
Although immensely varied, African Islam, the authors demonstrate, is defined by three overarching beliefs. First, African Islam is local Islam, with no ordained clergy or international body to regulate doctrine. At the same time, the importance of Islam as a source of communal identity, both within African societies and as part of the worldwide Islamic community, is a defining feature of the African Muslim worldview. Finally, there is a pervasive belief among African Muslims that the West is on a new crusade against Islam.
At a time of growing interest in the worldwide expansion of Islam, the Islamic revival in Africa deserves special attention. With in-depth coverage of Islam in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Pride, Faith, and Fear provides both a general overview of African Islam and a detailed picture of Muslim politics—which are increasingly national politics—in some of Africa's most populous regions.

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ISBN-13:
9780195063868
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/06/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

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