Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 September 2016

372 Pages | 10 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199351619

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Beyond Jihad

The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Lamin Sanneh

  • Examines origin and evolution of Muslim African pacifist tradition
  • Focuses on the ways in which Islam spread and took hold apart from jihad
  • Argues that Islam was successful in Africa not because of military might but because it was adapted by Africans themselves