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- DescriptionThe Murid order, founded in Senegal in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, grew into a major Sufi order during the colonial period and is w among the most recognizable of the Sufi orders in Africa. Murids have spread the voice of Islam and Africa in concert halls and on the airwaves through pop singers - especially Youssou N'Dour - and the image of Shaykh Amadu Bamba M'Backe, the founding saint of the order, often used to grace the covers of works concerning Islam, African culture, abolition, and European colonization. In this insightful and revealing study, John Glover explores the manner in which a Muslim society in West Africa actively created a conception of modernity that reflects its own historical awareness and identity. Drawing from Murid written and oral historical sources, Glover carefully considers how the Murid order at the collective and individual levels has navigated the intersection of two major historical forces - Islam, specifically in the contexts of reform and mysticism, and European colonization - and achieved in the process an understanding of modernity t as an unwilling witness but as an active participant. Ultimately, Sufism and Jihad in Modern Senegal presents the reader with a new portrait of a society that has used its tion of modernity to adapt and incorporate further historical changes into its identity as an African Sufi order. John Glover is associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in southern California.
- Author BiographyJohn Glover is associate professor of history at the University of Redlands.
- Author(s)John Glover
- PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd
- Date of Publication01/11/2007
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationRochester
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Rochester Press
- Content Note9 black and white, 5 line drawing
- Weight666 g
- Width162 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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