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Localising Salafism : religious change among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia /
By Terje Østebø.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
description
xxiv, 380 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9789004184787 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
isbn
9789004184787 (hardback : alk. paper)
catalogue key
8242410
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This title sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale. Focusing on the diversified body of situated actors and their role in the process of religious change, its discusses the arrival of Salafism in the late 1960s, follows it through the Marxist period then discusses the expansion of the movement in the 1990s.
Long Description
The political transition in 1991 and the new regime’s policy towards the ethnic and religious diversity in Ethiopia have contributed to increased activities from various Islamic reform movements. Among these, we find the Salafi movement which expanded rapidly throughout the 1990s, particularly in the Oromo-speaking south-eastern parts of the country. This book sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale. Focusing on the diversified body of situated actors and their role in the process of religious change, it discusses the early arrival of Salafism in the late 1960s, follows it through the Marxist period (1974-1991) before discussing the rapid expansion of the movement in the 1990s. The movement’s dynamics and the controversies emerging as a result of the reforms are discussed, particularly with reference to different understandings of sources for religious knowledge and the role of Islamic literacy.
Description for Reader
Those interested in Ethiopian Studies & Horn Africa, particularly Islam in that area, Islam in Africa, and those interested in the topic of conversion & religious change in Africa and beyond.
Long Description
The political transition in 1991 and the new regime's policy towards the ethnic and religious diversity in Ethiopia have contributed to increased activities from various Islamic reform movements. Among these, we find the Salafi movement which expanded rapidly throughout the 1990s, particularly in the Oromo-speaking south-eastern parts of the country. This book sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale. Focusing on the diversified body of situated actors and their role in the process of religious change, it discusses the early arrival of Salafism in the late 1960s, follows it through the Marxist period (1974-1991) before discussing the rapid expansion of the movement in the 1990s. The movement's dynamics and the controversies emerging as a result of the reforms are discussed, particularly with reference to different understandings of sources for religious knowledge and the role of Islamic literacy.

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