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Sufism, Mahdism and nationalism : Limamou Laye and the Layennes of Senegal /
Douglas Thomas.
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London ; New York, N.Y. : Continuum, c2012.
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viii, 166 p.
ISBN
1441169075 (hardcover), 9781441169075 (hardcover)
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London ; New York, N.Y. : Continuum, c2012.
isbn
1441169075 (hardcover)
9781441169075 (hardcover)
contents note
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Islam, Muhammad, Jesus and the world -- 2. Islam in Senegal -- 3. The Lebu -- 4. the early life of Libasse Chaw (Thiaw) -- 5. Limamou Laye and his mission -- 6. Passing the torch: Limamou Laye and Seydina Issa Rohou Laye -- 7. The legacy -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
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8322424
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-166) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Douglas H. Thomas is Assistant Professor of History at Grambling State University, USA.
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Limamou Laye, an Islamic leader from present-day Senegal, has proclaimed himself the reincarnation of Muhammad, with his son later proclaiming himself to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Limamou Laye established a tariqa, or Sufi organization, based upon his claims and the miracles attributed to him. This study analyzes Limamou Laye's goals for his community, his theology; as well as the various elements --- both local and global - that created him and helped him to emerge as a religious leader of significance. This book also explores how the growth of Islamic communities in Senegambia stems from an evolving conflict between the traditional governments and the emerging Islamic communities. Douglas H. Thomas demonstrates that Sufism was the obvious vehicle for the growth of Islam among West Africans, striking a chord with indigenous cultures through an engagement with the spirit world which pre-Islamic Senegambian religions were primarily concerned with.
Main Description
Limamou Laye, an Islamic leader from present-day Senegal, has proclaimed himself the reincarnation of Muhammad, with his son later proclaiming himself to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Limamou Laye established a tariqa, or Sufi organization, based upon his claims and the miracles attributed to him. This study analyzes Limamou Laye's goals for his community, his theology; as well as the various elements ­­- both local and global - that created him and helped him to emerge as a religious leader of significance. This book also explores how the growth of Islamic communities in Senegambia stems from an evolving conflict between the traditional governments and the emerging Islamic communities. Douglas H. Thomas demonstrates that Sufism was the obvious vehicle for the growth of Islam among West Africans, striking a chord with indigenous cultures through an engagement with the spirit world which pre-Islamic Senegambian religions were primarily concerned with.
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Limamou Laye, an Islamic leader from present-day Senegal, has proclaimed himself the reincarnation of Muhammad, with his son later proclaiming himself to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Limamou Laye established a tariqa, or Sufi organization, based upon his claims and the miracles attributed to him. This study analyzes Limamou Laye's goals for his community, his theology; as well as the various elements ­­ both local and global that created him and helped him to emerge as a religious leader of significance. This book also explores how the growth of Islamic communities in Senegambia stems from an evolving conflict between the traditional governments and the emerging Islamic communities. Douglas Thomas demonstrates that Sufism was the obvious vehicle for the growth of Islam among West Africans, striking a chord with indigenous cultures through an engagement with the spirit world which pre-Islamic Senegambian religions were primarily concerned with. >
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This study analyzes Limamou Lay's goals for his community, his theology; as well as the various elements that helped him to emerge as a religious leader of significance. It also explores how the growth of Islamic communities in Senegambia stems from an evolving conflict between the traditional governments and the Islamic communities.
Main Description
Limamou Laye, an Islamic leader from present-day Senegal, has proclaimed himself the reincarnation of Muhammad, with his son later proclaiming himself to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Limamou Laye established a tariqa, or Sufi organization, based upon his claims and the miracles attributed to him. This study analyzes Limamou Laye's goals for his community, his theology; as well as the various elements ­­- both local and global - that created him and helped him to emerge as a religious leader of significance. This book also explores how the growth of Islamic communities in Senegambia stems from an evolving conflict between the traditional governments and the emerging Islamic communities.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Islam, Muhammad, Jesus and the Worldp. 11
Islam in Senegalp. 23
The Lebup. 55
The Early Life of Libasse Chaw (Thiaw)p. 79
Limamou Laye and His Missionp. 93
Passing the Torch: Limamou Laye and Seydina Issa Rohou Layep. 117
The Legacyp. 135
Conclusionp. 147
Notesp. 151
Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 167
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