By Nehemia Levtzion, Randall L. Pouwels
The background of the Islamic religion at the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the 1st time in one quantity, The heritage of Islam in Africa offers a close old mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and non secular earlier of this important presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing jointly dozen top students, this accomplished paintings treats the old improvement of the faith in each one significant sector and examines its effects.
with no assuming earlier wisdom of the topic at the a part of its readers, The heritage of Islam in Africa is damaged down into discrete components, each one dedicated to a specific position or subject matter and every written by way of specialists in that exact enviornment. The introductory chapters research the valuable "gateways" from out of the country wherein Islam ordinarily has prompted Africans. the next elements current overviews of Islamic background in West Africa and the Sudanic quarter, and in subequatorial Africa. within the ultimate part, the authors speak about very important subject matters that experience had an impression on Muslim groups in Africa.
Designed as either a reference and a textual content, The historical past of Islam in Africa could be a necessary instrument for libraries, students, and scholars of this growing to be field.