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Beyond jihad : the pacifist tradition in West African Islam

Author: Lamin O Sanneh
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of the last 1400 years, Islam has grown from a small band of followers on the Arabian peninsula into a global religion of over a billion believers. How did this happen? The usual answer is that Islam spread by the sword-believers waged jihad against rival tribes and kingdoms and forced them to convert. Lamin Sanneh argues that this is far from the whole story. Beyond Jihad examines the origin and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sanneh, Lamin O.
Beyond jihad.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015049270
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lamin O Sanneh
ISBN: 9780199351619 0199351619
OCLC Number: 932116163
Description: xv, 352 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Beyond North Africa: synthesis and transmission --
Beyond the veil : the Almoravids and Ghana --
Beyond desert trails : religion and social change --
Beyond routes and kingdoms : new frontiers, old hinterlands --
Beyond trade and markets : community and vocation --
Beyond homeland : religious formation and expansion --
Beyond tribe and tongue in Futa Jallon : religion and ethnicity --
Beyond consolidation : rejuvenating the heritage --
Beyond confrontation and crisis : colonial denouement --
Beyond confinement : mobile cells and the clerical web --
Beyond consensus : a house divided --
Beyond Jihad : champions and opponents --
Beyond politics : comparative perspectives --
End of Jihad?: tradition and continuity.
Responsibility: Lamin Sanneh.

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Over the course of the last 1400 years, Islam has grown from a small band of followers on the Arabian peninsula into a global religion of over a billion believers. How did this happen? The usual  Read more...

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Beyond Jihad is clear, thorough, and well-argued. It would be appropriate for general studies focused on Islam in West Africa as well as concepts of jihad in Islam. * James C. Riggan, Reading Read more...

 
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