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Published: 06 October 2016

376 Pages | 10 illus.


ISBN: 9780199351619

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Beyond Jihad

The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Lamin O. 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