Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 July 2018

240 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774168635

Bookseller Code (06)

Jihad of the Pen

Sufi Scholars of Africa in Translation

Rudolph Ware, Zakary Wright, and Amir Syed

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • An essential new reference on Islamic and Sufi traditions in West Africa.
  • Includes translations of primary Arabic sources that were the cornerstone of the Islamic revival in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, put into context of the wider trends of Islamic scholarship in the continent.
  • Brings together the work of Uthman b. Fudi (Nigeria), Umar Tal (Mali), Ahmad Bamba (Senegal), and Ibrahim Niasse (Senegal), founders of the largest Muslim communities in African history.

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