Africa

Islam and Formation of Identities in Africa (P.5)

Editor’s note: In the first four parts of this Series, the author has explored some significant features of the formation of Islamic identities in Africa.. Here, he draws important conclusions from his in-depth study. The names of tribes, like the Manding/Jula, Fulbe, Hausa, Wolof .. Tribes delving deep into Islam have become synonymous to Islam The real link between the …

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Islam and Formation of Identities in Africa (P.4)

Editor’s note: In the first three parts of this Series, the author has explored some significant features of the formation of Islamic identities in Africa.. Here, he continues to trace and study other important features. “Hakuri” or patience and forbearance: Greene pointed out that many of Hausa customs, as well as their language, reveal the status of such moral value …

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Spread of Islam in Kanem and Bornu Empires By :- Sadiq Salawudeen

Kanem and Bornu were two ancient Islamic empires mainly populated by the ethnic majority, the Kanuri. The empire was located in modern-day Nigeria, covering a vast expanse of areas including Lake Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Libya. An area of more than 300,000 square miles. The empire was amalgamated and separated in different times but this never stopped its link to …

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Islam and Formation of Identities in Africa (P.3) By :- Adam Bumba

Editor’s note: In Part 1 and Part 2 of this Series, the author has explored some significant features of the formation of Islamic identities in Africa.. Here, he continues to trace and study other important features. Based on this accurate system, we find that the name – for Basari tribes and the likes – bears a constant relation to the …

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Islam and Formation of Identities in Africa (P.2) By :- Adam Bumba

Part 1 In light of this extreme care to trace deep roots of the tribes to the Islamic tree of lineage, it becomes clear that many forms of such twisting, modification and addition have come upon the sources of these authentic Islamic narratives springing from the Prophetic biography, which is impermissible, since these are religious narratives. Yet, if we consider the …

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