Muslim Youth and the 9 11 GenerationMuslim Youth and the 9 11 Generation



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 ...

Author: Adeline Masquelier

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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.

Lost Islamic HistoryLost Islamic History



This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history.

Author: Firas Alkhateeb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781849049771

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Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and theologians, not to mention rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonization of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 11 4American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 11 4



It is unknown when the first Muslims reached South Africa. There is an unsubstantiated claim that the Lemba were influenced by Muslim practices in the ...

Author: Masudul Alam Choudhury

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Political Islam in West AfricaPolitical Islam in West Africa



State-society Relations Transformed William F. S. Miles. Index About the Book
Long before the September 11 attacks galvanized. Africa Muslim Agency (AMA),
63-64, 145 Ahl as-Sunna, 65, 69 Ahmadiyya, 51, 131-133, 140, 154-155 Algeria,
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Author: William F. S. Miles

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

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Long before the September 11 attacks galvanized Western attention on what has variously been called political Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, and Islamism, African nations with sizeable Muslim populations were experiencing significant transformations in the relationship between religion and state. Political Islam in West Africa explores those ongoing transformations in key countries of the Sahel region. Each country chapter provides both historical context and an examination of the changing nature of domestic politics and foreign policy in the post-September 11 world. Introductory and concluding chapters provide additional context and highlight overarching themes. A notable feature of the book is a comprehensive bibliography of Islamism in West Africa.

The Transmission of Learning in Islamic AfricaThe Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa



... Sidi Khalil 65 ISITA (Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa) xi, xiii, xiv Islam attitudes towards Western values 12, 104, 225, ...

Author: Scott Steven Reese

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004137790

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This collected volume challenges much of the conventional wisdom regarding the intellectual history of Islamic Africa. In a series of essaays ranging from early modern Africa to the present contributors explore the dynamism of the Muslim learned classes in regard to both purely intellectual pursuits and social concern.

Islamic StudiesIslamic Studies



Sulayman S . Nyang , Islam , Christianity and African Identity ( Vermont : Amana
Books , 1984 ) , pp . 66 - 67 . ... 17 ; Clarke , West Africa and Islam , p . 60 . Clarke
, West Africa and Islam , p . 60 . 11 . 12 . 13 . 14 15 . 16 . 17 . 18 . Ibid . Ibid . , p .

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American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 11 2American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 11 2



Hamdī 'Abd al Rahmān (University of Cairo) presented an extensive survey of "Issues of Pluralism in Islamic Africa." Jalāl Mu'āwad dealt with "Islam and ...

Author: Alparslan Apkgenc

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of AfricaIslamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa



Focusing on how Islamist movements have been viewed post-9/11 and how the U.S. agenda is being translated into local struggles in the region, this book is an important step toward understanding the complex dynamics that enfold the region.

Author: Alex De Waal

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253344034

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Militant Islam is a powerful force in the Horn of Africa, and the U.S. war on terrorism has thrown the region and its politics into the international spotlight. Since the 1990s, when a failed U.S. military mission was called in to maintain order, Islamist organizations, with heavy sponsorship from Saudi Arabia, have multiplied and established much-needed health and education services in the region. However, despite the good that they are clearly providing, these organizations are labeled "terrorist" by the U.S. Islamist extremists have been found to be responsible for the deadly embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania and the attack on an Israeli jet in Mombasa. Since September 11, 2001, global effort has been concentrated on bringing these groups to their knees. Focusing on how Islamist movements have been viewed post-9/11 and how the U.S. agenda is being translated into local struggles in the region, this book is an important step toward understanding the complex dynamics that enfold the region. Contributors are Roland Marchal, A. H. Abdel Salam, M. A. Mohamed Salih, and Alex de Waal.

Manufacturing Terrorism in AfricaManufacturing Terrorism in Africa



However, this book confirms that non-institutional voices have securitised the African Muslims by equating them with terrorism. This book illustrates that such securitisation reproduces partisan knowledge that promote Western interests.

Author: Mohamed Natheem Hendricks

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811556265

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This book uses Securitisation Theory to explore how Muslims have been constructed as a security issue in Africa after the 9/11 attacks in the United States. These attacks became the rationale for the US’s Global War on Terror (GWOT). The centrality of Africa as an arena to execute the GWOT is the focus of this book. This book explores, particularly, how western-centred security discourses around Muslims has permeated South African security discourse in the post-apartheid period. It claims that the popular press and the local think-tank community were critical knowledge-sites that imported rather than interrogated debates which have underpinned policy-initiatives such as the GWOT. Such theorisation seems contrary to the original architects of securitisation theory who maintain that issues become security concerns when institutional voices declare these as such. However, this book confirms that non-institutional voices have securitised the African Muslims by equating them with terrorism. This book illustrates that such securitisation reproduces partisan knowledge that promote Western interests.

Islamic Africa 2 1Islamic Africa 2 1



Islamic Africa Electronic Journal Volume 2, Issue 1 Spring 2011 SOURCES Salisu Bala The Preservation of Ancient Arabic Manuscripts: A Reflection on Some Selected Public Repositories in Northern Nigeria 1 Muhammad Umaru Ndagi A Thematic ...

Author: Muhammad Sani Umar

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Islamic Africa is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, academic journal published by Northwestern University Press in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA), based at Northwestern University, Evanston. The journal incorporates Sudanic Africa, retaining its focus on historical sources, bibliographies, and methodologies. Islamic Africa promotes interaction between scholars of Islam and Africa across all continents and across historical periods. We welcome papers on any aspect of Islam and Muslim life pertaining to Africa and/or Africans from the humanities and the social sciences, especially those originating from the African continent. Islamic Africa Electronic Journal Volume 2, Issue 1 Spring 2011 SOURCES Salisu Bala The Preservation of Ancient Arabic Manuscripts: A Reflection on Some Selected Public Repositories in Northern Nigeria 1 Muhammad Umaru Ndagi A Thematic Exposition of the Nupe Ajami Manuscript Heritage of Northern Nigeria 11 ARTICLES Francisco Freire The "Narziguas", Forgotten Protagonists of Saharan History 35 Joseph Hill Languages of Islam: Hybrid Genres of Taalibe Baay Oratory in Senegal 67 Mauro Nobili Arabic Scripts in West African Manuscripts: A Tentative Classification from the de Gironcourt Collection 105 BOOK REVIEWS Anita Fábos Amal Hassan Fadlalla's Embodying Honor: Fertility, Foreignness, and Regeneration in Eastern Sudan 135 Gregory Mann Sean Hanretta's Islam and Social Change in French West Africa: History of an Emancipatory Community 138 Adeline Masquelier Ousseina D. Alidou's Engaging Modernity: Muslim Women and the Politics of Agency in Postcolonial Niger 140 Elke E. Stockreiter Felicitas Becker's Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000 143

Preaching Islamic Revival in East AfricaPreaching Islamic Revival in East Africa



This is the case, for example, with the African Muslim Agency, a Kuwaiti Islamic NGO inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood of Kuwait. This NGO, with 11My ...

Author: Chanfi Ahmed

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527512146

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This book deals with the new dynamics of Islam in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Comoros) and its attempt to expand through various missionary activities. As Muslim reformers have done elsewhere in the world, the reformers in East Africa are fighting for an Islamic awakening. The central argument of this book is to say that although these activities are supported by contributions from transnational networks, their origins go back to the frustration of Muslim communities of East Africa with politics, education, and professional training. The other argument is to show that this Islamic awakening is not just about the Salafi or Muslim Brothers trend, it concerns also Shī‘a, Sufi, Muslim Bible Scholars and others alike. All these trends mimic each other while competing against each other at the same time. They also take the same position vis-à-vis the various Christian groups.

The Masjid in Contemporary Islamic AfricaThe Masjid in Contemporary Islamic Africa



... 2–4 Islamic hermeneutics and, 2–3 mosque as distinct from, 2, 4–5 as multi-tiered construct, xii as performative place, 2–11 performing body in, ...

Author: Michelle Moore Apotsos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108617994

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This volume examines the emergence of alternative spaces and architectural landscapes of Islamic practice in contemporary Africa through the lens of the masjid, whose definition as a “place of prostration” has enabled Muslim populations across the continent to navigate the murky waters of the contemporary condition through a purposeful renovation of spiritual space. Drawing from multiple disciplines and utilizing a series of diverse case studies, Michelle Apotsos reflects on the shifting realities of Islamic communities as they engage in processes of socio-political and cultural transformation. Illustrated through the growth of forward-thinking and in flexible environments that highlight how Muslim communities have developed unique solutions to the problem of performing identity within diverse contexts across the continent, she re-imagines the major themes surrounding definitions of Islamic architectural space in the contemporary period in Africa and the nature of the “modernity” as it has unfolded across diverse contexts on the continent.

Wcsworld Regional Geography 11th Edition with Lecture Notes for Tarrant County CollegeWcsworld Regional Geography 11th Edition with Lecture Notes for Tarrant County College



EQUATORIAL GUINEA< i Cameroon \ Bang s^ N AFRICAN TRANSITION ZONE:
PERCENT MUSLIMS IN STATES ... of the Islamic Front in Africa: long-term in
Sudan, where a 30-year war for independence by non-Islamic African rebels in
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The Muslim World in Post 9 11 American CinemaThe Muslim World in Post 9 11 American Cinema



It is significant that the African American Muslim male has remained outside the ongoing image formation of believers of Islam. Why has he succeeded in not ...

Author: Kerem Bayraktaroğlu

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476633633

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Focusing on the decade following 9/11, this critical analysis examines the various portrayals of Muslims in American cinema. Comparison of pre- and post-9/11 films indicates a stereotype shift, influenced by factors other than just politics. The evolving definitions of male, female and child characters and of setting and landscape are described. The rise of the formidable American female character who dominates the weak Muslim male emerges as a common theme.

The Hidden Treasures of TimbuktuThe Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu



Historic City of Islamic Africa John O. Hunwick, Alida Jay Boye ... ( 1992 ) '
Studies in the Ta'rikh al - fattash , II : An Alleged Charter of Privilege Issued by
Askiya al - hajj Muhammad to the Descendants of Mori Hawgaro ... Sudanic
Africa 11 , pp .

Author: John O. Hunwick

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Draws on centuries-old historical manuscripts to document the epic trade journeys to legendary Timbuktu, profiling the city as a major center of Islamic literary culture and scholarship while offering insight into fifteenth-century perspectives on a wide range of topics, from commerce and taxation to marriage and prostitution.

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John Willis, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton specializing in Islamic Africa, is conducting extensive research on the institution of fatwā ...

Author: Abdullah H. M. Al-Khalifah

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

The Muslim World After 9 11The Muslim World After 9 11



This book examines the major dynamics that drive changes in the religio-political landscape of the Muslim world-a vast and diverse region that stretches from Western Africa through the Middle East to the Southern Philippines and includes ...

Author: Angel Rabasa

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833037129

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Examines the dynamics that drive changes in the religio-political landscape of the Muslim world, the effects of 9/11, the global war on terrorism, and the war in Iraq. The authors present a typology of ideological tendencies; identify the factors that produce religious extremism and violence; assess key cleavages along sectarian, ethnic, regional, and national lines; and identify possible strategies and military options for the United States to pursue in this critical and volatile part of the world.