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Living knowledge in West African Islam : the sufi community of Ibrahim Niasse

Author: Zachary Valentine Wright
Publisher: Boston : Brill, [2015] ©2015
Series: Islam in Africa.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Living Knowledge in West African Islam examines the actualization of religious identity in the Muslim community of Ibrahim Niasse (d. 1975, Senegal). The realization of Islam was achieved through the enduring West African practice of learning in the physical presence of exemplary masters.
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Wright, Zachary Valentine.
Living knowledge in West African Islam
(DLC) 2014048661
(OCoLC)899073343
Named Person: Ibrāhīm Iniyās; Ibrāhīm Iniyās
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Valentine Wright
ISBN: 9789004289468 9004289461
OCLC Number: 903489276
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Theoretical considerations --
Macrohistory --
Habitus --
Embodiment and subjectivity --
Literature review --
Narrative structure of the book --
Clerical communities in West African history --
Enduring learning practices --
Islamic jurisprudence of the Maliki School --
Qurʼan learning --
Esoteric sciences --
Sufism --
Muslim scholars in West African social history --
The Jihad of Ma Ba Diakhou --
The social appeal of the new Marabout communities --
A new Senegambian clerical community --
The Niassene: social and intellectual background --
Ibrahim Niasse and the "Community of the Flood" --
Honored disciples: the Cisse of the Saloum --
ʻAbdallah Niasse and the Cisse of Diossong --
ʻAli Cisse and paradigmatic discipleship --
Knowing God --
On spiritual training --
Being filled with God --
The Prophet Muḥammad, Mirror of God --
Aḥmad al-Tijani and divine cognizance --
Understanding sufi discipleship --
Assuring the aspirants --
Conduct of the disciple --
Qualities of the spiritual guide --
Disciple perspectives --
The Adaptation of traditional learning practices --
Maintaining the Sanad tradition --
Adopting the madrasa --
Maintaining the learning circles --
Strategies of structural adaptation --
Cognizance and the revival of the Islamic sciences --
Qurʼan learning and knowing God --
Sufism and Maliki jurisprudence in Medina-Baye --
The esoteric sciences and shaykh-disciple relations --
Divine cognizance and the Sufi orders in West Africa --
Islam and African decolonization: community solidarities and distinctions --
Islam and African liberation --
Islam and the postcolonial nation-state --
Pan-Africanism --
A vision of global Islamic solidarity.
Series Title: Islam in Africa.
Responsibility: by Zachary Valentine Wright.

Abstract:

Living Knowledge in West African Islam examines the actualization of religious identity in the Muslim community of Ibrahim Niasse (d. 1975, Senegal). The realization of Islam was achieved through the enduring West African practice of learning in the physical presence of exemplary masters.

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