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Sufism and Jihad in modern Senegal : the Murid order /
John Glover.
imprint
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007.
description
viii, 236 p.
ISBN
1580462685 (alk. paper), 9781580462686 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007.
isbn
1580462685 (alk. paper)
9781580462686 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Sociopolitical change, Islamic reform, and Sufism in West Africa -- Conflict and colonization: a new generation of Sufi reformers -- The construction of the Murid synthesis: perceptions of Amadu Bamba and Maam Cerno -- Translating the Murid mission: the founding of Darou mousty -- Symbiosis: colonization and Murid modernity -- Murid Taalibe: historical narratives and identity -- Conclusion: Murid historical identity.
catalogue key
6264683
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Glover is an associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in southern California
Summaries
Main Description
The Murid order, founded in Senegal in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, grew into a major Sufi order during the colonial period and is now among the most recognizable of the Sufi orders in Africa. Murids have spread the voice of Islam and Africa in concert halls and on the airwaves through pop singers -- especially Youssou N'Dour -- and the image of Shaykh Amadu Bamba M'Back_, the founding saint of the order, often used to grace the covers of works concerning Islam, African culture, abolition, and European colonization. In this insightful and revealing study, John Glover explores the manner in which a Muslim society in West Africa actively created a conception of modernity that reflects its own historical awareness and identity. Drawing from Murid written and oral historical sources, Glover carefully considers how the Murid order at the collective and individual levels has navigated the intersection of two major historical forces -- Islam, specifically in the contexts of reform and mysticism, and European colonization -- and achieved in the process an understanding of modernity not as an unwilling witness but as an active participant. Ultimately, Sufism and Jihad in Modern Senegal presents the reader with a new portrait of a society that has used its notion of modernity to adapt and incorporate further historical changes into its identity as an African Sufi order. John Glover is associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in southern California.
Bowker Data Service Summary
John Glover examines through the use of Murid oral and written sources the creation of an 'alternative modernity' as an understanding of historical change by Sufi notables and disciples in Senegal.
Long Description
The Murid order, founded in Senegal in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, grew into a major Sufi order during the colonial period and is now among the most recognizable of the Sufi orders in Africa. Murids have spread the voice of Islam and Africa in concert halls and on the airwaves through pop singers -- especially Youssou N'Dour -- and the image of Shaykh Amadu Bamba M'Back, the founding saint of the order, often used to grace the covers of works concerning Islam, African culture, abolition, and European colonization. In this insightful and revealing study, John Glover explores the manner in which a Muslim society in West Africa actively created a conception of modernity that reflects its own historical awareness and identity. Drawing from Murid written and oral historical sources, Glover carefully considers how the Murid order at the collective and individual levels has navigated the intersection of two major historical forces -- Islam, specifically in the contexts of reform and mysticism, and European colonization -- and achieved in the process an understanding of modernity not as an unwilling witness but as an active participant. Ultimately, Sufism and Jihad in Modern Senegal presents the reader with a new portrait of a society that has used its notion of modernity to adapt and incorporate further historical changes into its identity as an African Sufi order. John Glover is associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in southern California.
Main Description
The Murid order, founded in Senegal in the latter decades of the nineteenth century, grew into a major Sufi order during the colonial period and is now among the most recognizable of the Sufi orders in Africa. Murids have spread the voice of Islam and Africa in concert halls and on the airwaves through pop singers -- especially Youssou N'Dour -- and the image of Shaykh Amadu Bamba M'Backé, the founding saint of the order, often used to grace the covers of works concerning Islam, African culture, abolition, and European colonization. In this insightful and revealing study, John Glover explores the manner in which a Muslim society in West Africa actively created a conception of modernity that reflects its own historical awareness and identity. Drawing from Murid written and oral historical sources, Glover carefully considers how the Murid order at the collective and individual levels has navigated the intersection of two major historical forces -- Islam, specifically in the contexts of reform and mysticism, and European colonization -- and achieved in the process an understanding of modernity not as an unwilling witness but as an active participant. Ultimately, Sufism and Jihad in Modern Senegal presents the reader with a new portrait of a society that has used its notion of modernity to adapt and incorporate further historical changes into its identity as an African Sufi order. John Glover is associate professor of history at the University of Redlands in southern California.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Note on Transliterationp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Sociopolitical Change, Islamic Reform, and Sufism in West Africap. 23
Conflict and Colonization: A New Generation of Sufi Reformersp. 54
The Construction of the Murid Synthesis: Perceptions of Amadu Bamba and Maam Cernop. 82
Translating the Murid Mission: The Founding of Darou Moustyp. 109
Symbiosis: Colonization and Murid Modernityp. 136
Murid Taalibe: Historical Narratives and Identityp. 165
Conclusion: Murid Historical Identityp. 189
p. 193
p. 194
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 229
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