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

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

by John Alembillah Azumah

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ISBN-13: 9781851682737
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 10/31/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 688,957
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Prefacexi
1.A Glance at Post-Colonial Assessments of the Western-Christian and Arab-Islamic Legacies in Tropical Africa1
Definition of the Problem1
A Critique of Prevailing Approaches and Perceptions7
Methodology, Outline and Sources19
2.Indigenous Africa as a Cultivating Ground for Arab-Islam24
Introduction24
The Introduction of Islam to Tropical Africa24
The Indigenous African Environment and Conversion to Islam33
Conclusion61
3.Muslim Jihad and Black Africa63
Introduction63
Sunni Muslim Doctrine of Jihad64
Jihad: Theories and Campaigns in Africa68
Interpreting the Jihad Tradition in Africa80
Evaluating the Jihadists' Shari`a Rule100
Conclusion107
4.Muslim Slavery and Black Africa109
Introduction109
Slavery in Muslim Africa: Indigenous or Islamic Sumun109
Classical Muslim Ideology of Enslavement124
Muslim Slavery and the Slave Trade: The Arab-Oriental Dimension141
Muslim Slavery and the Slave Trade: The African Dimension147
The Various Roles of Slaves in Muslim Lands156
The Condition of Slaves in Muslim Lands: Theory versus Practice160
Conclusion168
5.Encountering the Encounters: Arab-Islam and Black African Experience170
Introduction170
Truth, Dialogue and Confessional Loyalty171
The Need to Rethink Arab-Islam in Light of the African Experience180
The Arab Factor in Sunni Islamic Orthodoxy216
Conclusion228
6.Conclusion230
Bibliography241
Index257

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