Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 October 2019

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198840770

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Approaches to the Qur'an in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edited by Zulfikar Hirji

Qur'anic Studies Series

  • Covering a period from the eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century, the volume explores the diverse ways in which Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa engage with the Qur'an, Islam's most sacred scripture
  • Features twelve case studies that examine Muslim engagements with the Qur'an in a variety of geographical locations including Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania
  • Explores how Muslims in these places engage with the Qur'an through a range of forms including spaces of education, music and poetry, textiles, prayer and manuscripts
  • Includes contributions from leading scholars in the fields of art history, history, linguistics, and anthropology

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