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Unveiling modernity in twentieth-century West African Islamic reforms

Author: Ousman Murzik Kobo
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: Islam in Africa, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Ousman Kobo provides a fresh understanding of the indigenous origins of Islamic reforms sympathetic to "Wahhabi" ideas in two West African countries, Burkina Faso and Ghana, and connects  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barbara Krajci
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ousman Murzik Kobo
ISBN: 9789004215252 9004215255 9789004233133 900423313X
OCLC Number: 794034776
Description: xxxix, 383 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: CONTENTSAbbreviations ................................................................................................... xiPreface ................................................................................................................ xiiiAcknowlegdments .......................................................................................... xxxiiiMaps ................................................................................................................. xxxviiiIntroduction ..................................................................................................... 1The Scope of the Study ..................................................................... 15Methodology: Archives with Voices .............................................. 17Unveiling the Discourse of Modernity in Twentieth-Century West African Reforms .............................. 21Radicalism and Coexistence in West Africa's Tradition of Islamic Reform and Renewal ........................... 32Ahmad b. Abd al-Halim Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) ................. 34Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim al-Maghili al-Tilimsini .............. 37El Hajj Salim Suwari .......................................................................... 41Uthman dan Fodio ............................................................................. 44Hajj Umar Tall al-Futi ....................................................................... 46PART ONEHISTORYIntroduction to Part One .............................................................................. 521 Islam Prior to the Colonial Period ..................................................... 53Islam in Burkina Faso prior to the European Conquests ....... 55Islam in Ghana prior to European Colonialism: Compromises and Coexistence with the Asante ................. 632 Managing the "Islamic Menace": Islam under British and French Rule .......................................................... 71Mahdism and the Discourse of "Islamic Fanaticism" in Colonial West Africa ................................................................ 75Taming Islamic Knowledge: Colonialism and the Development of the Madrasa .................................................... 85French Policy toward Islam in Burkina Faso ............................. 88British Colonial Attitude toward Muslims and Islamic Schooling in Ghana .......................................................... 92Sheikh Boubacar Sawadogo and French Policies toward Muslims in Burkina Faso ......................................... 94The Muslim Confijigurations at the End of Colonial Rule ....... 111PART TWOEARLY IMPLANTATIONIntroduction to Part Two ............................................................................. 1203 From the Students of the Sheikh to the Followers of the Prophet: Genesis of Wahhabism in Burkina Faso ..... 121Early Implantation of Wahhabism: The Malian and Senegalese Influence .......................................................... 121Communaute Musulmane de Haute Volta (Burkina Faso) ... 126El Hajj Muhammad Malick Sana ................................................... 128Imam Sayouba Ouedraogo .............................................................. 130Aboubacar Kanozoe of Paghtenga ................................................ 131Message and Influence ..................................................................... 133The Growth: 1966-1972 ..................................................................... 139Recruitment Strategies ...................................................................... 143The Mosque and the Spread of Wahhabi/Sunna Doctrine ... 145Internal Conflicts ................................................................................ 1474 "Seeing" God: Tarbiya and the Beginning of Wahhabism in Ghana .......................................... 153Hajj Yussif Salih Afa Ajura ............................................................... 154Veiling the Bride: Hajj Yussif Afa Ajura's Cultural Reform .... 156Anti-Tarbiya and the Founding of Ambariyya .......................... 162Smashing the Idols and Burning the Talismans: Sheikh Adam Appiedu's Reform in Asante ...................... 171PART THREEMATURATION: 1970s-1990sIntroduction to Part Three ........................................................................... 1845 Mouvement Sunnite of Burkina Faso, 1973-1988 .......................... 187The Reconstituted Communaute Musulmane and the Conflicts of 1973 .................................................. 189The Formation of the Mouvement Sunnite de Haute Volta (Burkina Faso) ............................................... 198Burkina Faso and the Arab/Muslim World ................................ 201The Sunna Movement, Phase II ..................................................... 2046 Promoting the Good and Forbidding the Reprehensible: Wahhabism in Ghana, 1970-1998 ....................... 211Hajj Umar's Intellectual Development ........................................ 211Islamic Research and Reformation Center ................................. 213Secularly-Educated Muslim Professionals and the Difffusion of Wahhabism in Accra ............................. 216The Ghana Islamic Research and Reformation Center I (1970-1986) ........................................................ 224Wahhabi-Inclined Reform in Kumasi .......................................... 2307 The Triple Heritage of West African Wahhabism: Islamic Reform and Modernity from Within and from Without ....237The Indigenous Context ................................................................... 238The Middle Eastern Connection .................................................... 238The European Context: Some Elective Afffijinities between West African Wahhabism and Western Modernity .. 241Islamic Schooling and West African Wahhabi Reform .......... 251Patterns of the Development of Madrasas in Burkina Faso .. 254Patterns of the Development of Madrasas in Ghana .............. 257Madrasa Schooling and Muslim Fanaticism ......................... 271PART FOURA NEW PHASE OF WAHHABISM, 1990 TO PRESENTIntroduction to Part Four ............................................................................. 2828 From Rejection to Coexistence ........................................................... 283The Search for Coexistence and the Dissolution of the Mouvement Sunnite (1988-1998) ......................... 285The Search for Coexistence and the Decline of Wahhabism in Ghana ............................................................ 289Indigenizing Wahhabi-Inclined Reform in Ghana ................... 297The Takfijir Debate ............................................................................... 2999 "Conscripts" of Modernity and Wahhabi Reform .......................... 311References ......................................................................................................... 339Appendix ........................................................................................................... 357Indexes ............................................................................................................... 361
Series Title: Islam in Africa, v. 14.
Responsibility: by Ousman Murzik Kobo.

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