Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

book cover The course of Islam in AfricaThe Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre has compiled this web dossier on Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa to coincide with the conference on ‘Islam, Disengagement of the State, and Globalization in Sub-Saharan Africa’ held at UNESCO in Paris on 12-13 May 2005. The conference was jointly organized by the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden and the Centre d’Études d’Afrique Noire (CEAN) in Bordeaux.
The dossier begins with background information about the conference and then provides a list of titles on Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa and publications by the conference participants. These sections are based on the ASC library's collection and contain titles of books and articles published over the last two decades. Each title links directly to the corresponding record in the online catalogue that provides details about the title as well as abstracts of articles and edited works. The dossier concludes with a number of web resources on Islam in Africa. It complements the ASC's online "Islam in Africa" bibliography.

  1. Background
  2. Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Publications by Conference Participants
  4. Selected Web Resources

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Since 2003, the African Studies Centre (ASC) and the Centre d’Études d’Afrique Noire (CEAN) in Bordeaux have been running a collaborative project to study Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project has received generous funding from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with additional support from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drawing on the combined research expertise of the ASC and CEAN, the main objective of the project has been to improve our understanding of Islam and Muslim societies given the momentous changes of the last ten or fifteen years across the African continent. Economic and political liberalization, democratization, the weakening of the state (or in some cases even its collapse), increased global interconnections, and the spread of new media technologies have all had a dramatic impact on Africa. These processes have also influenced the practice of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa in ways that are still not well understood.

Funded by the ASC-CEAN project, more than a dozen academic researchers working in countries across Africa have undertaken research on Islam with particular reference to relations with the state, processes of political and economic reform, globalization and transnationalism. Their individual research projects, in countries such as Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Tanzania, have covered topics including Muslim youth, Muslim associations and activists, Islamic NGOs, debates about Islamic law, secularism and minority rights, and Muslims and the political process in both conflict and post-conflict settings. Together, these research projects are making a major and timely contribution to understanding Islam and Muslim societies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The culmination of the ASC-CEAN project was a conference entitled ‘Islam, Disengagement of the State, and Globalization in Sub-Saharan Africa’ / ‘Islam, Désengagement de l’État et Globalisation en Afrique Subsaharienne’ that was held at UNESCO in Paris on 12-13 May 2005 at which the project researchers presented papers to an audience of fellow researchers and policymakers. The ASC and CEAN are planning to publish a selection of these conference papers (in English and French). As part of the project, a bibliography on Islam in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa has also been prepared. This bibliography, which can be consulted online, will be of interest as a reference tool for students, academic researchers and policymakers alike.

Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Belmessous, Hacène
Les avancées de l'islam au sud du Sahara
In: Géopolitique africaine: (2002), no. 5, p. 83-89.

Bernal, Victoria
Islam, transnational culture, and modernity in rural Sudan
In: Gendered encounters : challenging cultural boundaries and social hierarchies in Africa / Maria Grosz-Ngaté and Omari H. Kokole, eds. - New York [etc.] : Routledge: (1997), p. 131-151

Brenner, Louis
Controlling knowledge : religion, power and schooling in a West African Muslim society. - Bloomington, IN [etc.] : Indiana University Press, cop. 2001. - XV, 343 p. : krt. ; Bibliogr.: p. 309-332. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-253-33917-0

Brenner, Louis (ed.)
Muslim identity and social change in Sub-Saharan Africa. - London : Hurst, 1993. - X, 250 p. : ill., krt. ; Selection of papers presented at an international conference, held in April 1991. - Met index. ISBN 1-85065-195-7 cased ISBN 1-85065-196-5 pbk.

Constantin, François et Christian Coulon (eds)
Religion et transition démocratique en Afrique. - Paris : Karthala, cop. 1997. - 387 p. ; (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600) (Travaux et documents du CREPAO, ISSN 0986-069X ; no. 9) Cet ouvrage est publié avec le concours du Conseil région d'Aquitaine. - Bibliogr.: p. [371]-387. - Met noten, ISBN 2-86537-752-0

Coulon, Christian
Les musulmans et le pouvoir en Afrique noire : religion et contre-culture. - Nouv. éd. rev. et mis à jour. - Paris : Éditions Karthala, [1988]. - 182 p. : krt. - (Les Afriques) 1e uitg. 1983. - Met bibliogr., noten. ISBN 2-86537-068-2

Cruise O'Brien, Donal
Symbolic confrontations : Muslim imagining the State in Africa /. - London : C. Hurst, 2003. - 250 p. : krt.; Met index, noten. ISBN 1-85065-698-3, ISBN 1-85065-699-1 pbk

De Waal, Alex (ed.)
Islamism and its enemies in the Horn of Africa. - London : Hurst, cop. 2004. - XIII, 279 p. Bibliogr.: p. 258-269. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 1-85065-730-0. ISBN 1-85065-731-9 pbk.

Esack, Farid
Three islamic strands in the South African struggle for justice
In: Third World Quarterly: (1988), vol. 10, no. 2, p. 473-498

book cover African Islam and Islam in AfricaEvers Rosander, Eva and David Westerlund (ed.)
African Islam and Islam in Africa : encounters between Sufis and Islamists. - London : Hurst, cop. 1997. - X, 347 p. ; Uitg. i.s.m. het "Nordic Africa Institute", Uppsala, Zweden. - Met bibliogr., index, noten. ISBN 1-85065-282-1, ISBN 1-85065-281-3 pbk

Gomez-Perez, Muriel
L'islamisme à Dakar: d'un contrôle social total à une culture du pouvoir
In: Afrika Spectrum: (1994), Jg. 29, H. 1, p. 79-98.

Hale, Sondra
Gender politics in Sudan : Islamism, socialism, and the state. - Boulder, Col., [etc.] : Westview Press, 1996. - XV, 294 p. Bibliogr.: p. 259-278. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-8133-2431-9

Hamès, Constant
Le rôle de l'islam dans la société mauritanienne contemporaine
In: Politique africaine: (1994), no. 55, p. 46-51.

Hanson, John (ed.)
Special issue: Islam in Africa. - Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 1999. - 258 p. ; ( Africa today, ISSN 0001-9887 ; vol. 46, no. 3/4)

Hiskett, Mervyn
The course of Islam in Africa. - Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 1994. - IX, 218 p. : krt. ; (Islamic surveys ; 15). Bibliogr.: p. 204-209. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-7486-0464-2,
ISBN 0-7486-0461-8 pbk.

Hunwick, John O. (ed.)
Religion and national integration in Africa : Islam, Christianity, and politics in the Sudan and Nigeria. - Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1992. - XII, 176 p. ; (Series in Islam and society in Africa) Papers van een seminar gehouden in Evanston, Ill. in 1988. - Met noten. ISBN 0-8101-1037-7

Kane, Ousmane
Muslim modernity in postcolonial Nigeria : a study of the Society for the Removal of Innovation and Reinstatement of Tradition. - Leiden [etc.] : Brill, 2003. - XXI, 283 p. : ill. (Islam in Africa, ISSN 1570-3754 ; vol. 1) Bew. van proefschrift Universiteit van Parijs, 1993. - Met index, lit. opg ISBN 90-04-12588-4 geb.

book cover Islam et islamismes au sud du SaharaKane, Ousmane and Jean-Louis Triaud (eds)
Islam et islamismes au sud du.Sahara. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.], cop. 1998. - 330 p. ; (Hommes et sociétés). Bibliogr.: p. 166-168, 232-260, [311]-330. - Met noten. ISBN 2-86537-891-8

La Guérivière, Jean de
Les multiples visages de l'islam noir
In: Géopolitique africaine: (2002), no. 5, p. 73-81

Launay, Robert
Beyond the stream : Islam and society in a West African town. - Berkeley, Cal. [etc.] : University of California Press, cop. 1992. - XVII, 258 p. : geneal., krt., tab. (Comparative studies on Muslim societies ; 15). Bibliogr.: p. 247-252. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-520-07718-0

LeBlanc, Marie Nathalie
The production of Islamic identities through knowledge claims in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire
In: African Affairs: (1999), vol. 98, no. 393, p. 485-508

Levtzion, Nehemia and Randall L. Pouwels (eds)
The history of Islam in Africa. - Athens : Ohio University Press ; Oxford : James Currey ; Claremont : David Philip, 2000. - X, 591 p. : ill., foto's, krt. ; Met bibliogr., gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-8214-1296-5 (Athens) ISBN 0-86486-454-X (Claremont) ISBN 0-8214-1297-3 (Athens) pbk ISBN 0-85255-782-5 (Oxford) ISBN 0-85255-781-7 (Oxford) pbk

Marchesin, Philippe
La poussée de l'islamisme en Afrique de l'Est
In: Géopolitique africaine: (2003), no. 12, p. 243-254

Mazrui, Ali A.
African Islam and competitive religion : between revivalism and expansion
In: Third World Quarterly: (1988), vol. 10, no. 2, p. 499-518

Ngoupandé, Jean-Paul
L'Afrique face à l'islam : les enjeux africains de la lutte contre le terrorisme. - Paris : Albin Michel, 2003. - 295 p. Met lit. opg. en index. ISBN 2-226-13773-4

Nicolas, Guy
Dynamique de l'Islam au Sud du Sahara. - Paris : Publications orientalistes de France, 1981. - 335 p. : maps. Bibliography: p. 287-310. ISBN 2-7169-0156-2

Reese, Scott S. (ed.)
The transmission of learning in Islamic Africa. - Leiden [etc.] : Brill, 2004. - XIV, 307 p. : fig., tab. ; (Islam in Africa, ISSN 1570-3754 ; vol. 2) Met index, lit. opg. ISBN 90-04-13779-3 geb.

Robinson, David
Muslim societies in African history. - Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2004. - XX, 220 p. : ill., krt. ; (New approaches to African history) Met bibliogr., gloss., index. ISBN 0-521-82627-6 hbk. ISBN 0-521-53366-X pbk

book cover Pride, faith and FearQuinn, Charlotte A. and Frederick Quinn
Pride, faith, and fear : Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. - New York, NY [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2003. - VI, 175 p. Bibliogr.: p. 163-171. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-19-506386-4

Samatar, Said
Unhappy masses and the challenge of political Islam in the Horn of Africa
In:: Horn of Africa: (2002), vol. 20, p. 1-10

Sanneh, Lamin
The Crown and the turban : Muslims and West African pluralism. - Boulder, Col. : Westview Press, 1997. - XIII, 290 p. Bibliogr.: p. 261-279. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-8133-3058-0

Seesemann, Rüdiger
Sufi leaders and social welfare: two examples from contemporary Sudan
In: Social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa / ed. by Holger Weiss. - Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet: (2002), 98-117

Seesemann, Rüdiger
Internationalisierung des 'afrikanischen Islam'? : das Beispeil von Ibrahim Salih (Nigeria)
In: Afrika und die Globalisierung/ Hans Peter Hahn, Gerd Spittler (Hrsg). - Hamburg : Lit: (1999), 325-336

Triaud, Jean-Louis and David Robinson (eds)
La Tijâniyya : une confrérie musulmane à la conquête de l'Afrique. - Paris : Karthala, cop. 2000. - 512 p. : krt. (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600) Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Centre national du livre. - Met Engelse teksten. - Met bibliogr., noten. ISBN 2-8458-6086-2

Villalón, Leonardo A.
Islamic society and State power in Senegal : disciples and citizens in - Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 1995. - XIX, 338 p. : krt., tab.; (African studies series, ISSN 0065-406X ; 80). Bibliogr.: p. 314-331. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-521-46007-7

Weiss, Holger
Social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa. - Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2002. - 189 p. Met bibliogr., noten. ISBN 91-7106-481-8

Publications by Conference Participants

Adama, Hamadou
L'islam au Cameroun : entre tradition et modernité. - Paris [etc.] : L'Harmattan, cop. 2004. - 244 p. : krt., tab. Bibliogr.: p. [235]-242. - Met gloss., noten. ISBN 2-7475-7361-3

Adama, Hamadou
La 'faada' et l'apprentissage démocratique dans les lamidats du Nord-Cameroun
In: L'Afrique politique: (2002), p. 173-190

Adama, Hamadou
L'enseignement privé islamique dans le Nord-Cameroun
In: Islam et sociétés au sud du Sahara: (1999), no. 13, p. 7-39 : tab

Adama, Hamadou and Aboubakary Modibo Amadou
Modibbo al-.h¯ajj Usmanu (1884-1970) : the life of a Muslim teacher and judge in Bogo (North Cameroon)
In: Sudanic Africa: (1998), vol. 9, p. 71-89

Adama, Hamadou
Les nouveaux prénoms des Peuls du Nord-Cameroun : historique et essai d'interprétation
In: Islam et sociétés au sud du Sahara: (1997), no. 11, p. 67-84

Abbink, Jon
An historical-anthropological approach to Islam in Ethiopia: issues of identity and politics
In: Journal of African Cultural Studies: (1998), vol. 11, no. 2, p. 109-124

Abbink, Jon
Afrika bezuiden de Sahara. - [Nijmegen : SUN], 1997. - [4] bl. : ill. Bibliogr.: p. [4]. - Overdr.uit: In het huis van de islam: geografie, geschiedenis, geloofsleer, cultuur, economie, politiek/ Henk D. Driessen (red.), p. 71-77

Abbink, Jon
Islam en politiek in de Hoorn van Afrika. - Baarn [etc.] : Ambo [etc.], 1991. - [3] bl. Overdr.uit: Macht, mobilisatie en moskee: de diversiteit van de islam / Thijl Sunier en Arend Jan Termeulen (red.), p. 55-59

Ahmed, Einas
Banques islamiques et sociétés islamiques d'investissement
In: Politique africaine: (1997), no. 66, p. 39-48

book cover Islamic societies in practiceFluehr-Lobban, Carolyn
Islamic societies in practice. - 2nd ed. - Gainesville, Fla : University Press of Florida ; [London] : Eurospan, distributor], c2004. - x, 256 p. : ill, maps, ports. Formerly CIP. - Previous ed.: published as Islamic society in practice. 1994. - Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8130-2721-7 pbk

Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn
Islamization in Sudan: a critical assessment / Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
In: The Middle East Journal: (1990), vol. 44, no. 4, p. 610-623

Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn
Islamic law and society in the Sudan. - London [etc.] : Frank Cass, 1987. - XVI, 320 p. : ills. Lit.opg. - Index. - Bibliography: p. 305-310. - Includes index. ISBN 0-7146-3280-5

Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn
Circulars of the Shari'a courts in the Sudan (Manshurat el-Mahakim el-Shari'a fi Sudan) 1902-1979
In: Journal of African Law: (1983), vol. 27, no. 2, p. 79-140

Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn
Issues in the Sharia child custody law of the Sudan
In: Northeast African Studies(1982/83), vol. 4, no. 2, p. 1-9

Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn
Shari'a law in the Sudan : history and trends since independence
In: Africa Today: (1981), vol. 28, no. 2, p. 69/77

Loimeier, Roman
Patterns and peculiarities of Islamic reform in Africa
In: Journal of Religion in Africa: (2003), vol. 33, no. 3, p. 237-262

Loimeier, Roman
Gibt es einen afrikanischen Islam? Die Muslime in Afrika zwischen lokalen Lehrtraditionen und translokalen Rechtleitungsansprüchen
In: Afrika Spectrum: (2002), Jg. 37, H. 2, S. 175-188

Loimeier, Roman
book cover Social welfre in Msulim socieites in AfricaJe veux étudier sans mendier : the campaign against the Qur'ãnic schools in Senegal
In: Social welfare in Muslim societies in Africa / ed. by Holger Weiss. - Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet: (2002), p. 118-137 : tab

Loimeier, Roman
L'Islam ne se vend plus : the Islamic reform movement and the State in Senegal
In: Journal of Religion in Africa: (2000), vol. 30, no. 2, p. 168-190

Loimeier, Roman
At-Takfir Wa-I-Jihad: die radikale islamische Opposition in Nord-Nigeria
In: Afrika un das Andere : Alterität und Innovation: Jahrestagung der VAD vom 3.-6.10.1996 in Berlin / Heike Schmidt, Albert Wirz (Hrsg.). - Hamburg : Lit: (1998), p. 345-352

Loimeier, Roman
Cheikh Touré, un musulman sénégalais dans le siècle : du réformisme à l'islamisme
In: Islam et islamismes au sud du Sahara: (cop. 1998), p. 155-168.

Loimeier, Roman
Islamic reform and political change: the example of Abubakar Gumi and the Yan Izala movement in Northern Nigeria
In: African Islam and Islam in Africa: encounters between Sufis and Islamists / Eva Evers Rosander and David Westerlund (eds). – London : Hurst; (1997), p. 286-307

Loimeier, Roman
Islamic reform and political change in northern Nigeria. - Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press, 1997. - XXVI, 415 p. : krt. ; (Series in Islam and society in Africa). Bibliogr.: p. 395-408. - Met bijl., index. ISBN 0-8101-1346-5

Loimeier, Roman
Die radikale islamische Opposition in Nordnigeria
In: Afrika Spectrum: (1997), Jg. 32, H. 1, p. 5-23

Loimeier, Roman
Politische Dimensionen der Beziehungen zwischen Marabouts, Reformisten und Staat in Senegal
In: Staat und Gesellschaft in Afrika : Erosions- und Reformprozesse/ Peter Meyns (Hrsg.). - Hamburg : Lit: (1996), p. 305-317

Masquelier, Adeline
book cover Prayer has spoilt everythingPrayer has spoiled everything : possession, power, and identity in an Islamic town of Niger. - Durham, N.C., [etc.] : Duke University Press, 2001. - XIX, 348 p. : ill. ; (Body, commodity, text). Lit.opg.: p. [321]-339. - Met index. ISBN 0-8223-2633-7 hbk. ISBN 0-8223-2639-6 pbk

Masquelier, Adeline
Debating Muslims, disputed practices: struggles for the realization of an alternative moral order in Niger
In: Civil society and the political imagination in Africa: critical perspectives/ ed. by John L. and Jean Comaroff. - Chicago, Ill. [etc.] : University of Chicago Press: (1999), p. 219-250

Masquelier, Adeline
Identity, alterity and ambiguity in a Nigerien community: competing definitions of 'true' Islam
In: Postcolonial identities in Africa/ ed. by Richard Werbner and Terence Ranger. - London : Zed Books: (1996), p. 222-244

Mbow, Penda
L'islam et la femme sénégalaise
In: Éthiopiques: (2001), no. 66/67, p. 203-224

Mbow, Penda
Pénaliser un fait culturel: quelle solution à l'excision? / Penda Mbow
In: Présence africaine: (1999), no. 160, p. 67-77

Mbow, Penda
Les femmes, l'islam et les associations religieuses au Sénégal : le dynamisme des femmes en milieu urbain
In: Transforming female identities : women's organizational forms in West Africa / ed. by Eva Evers Rosander. - Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet: (1997), p. 148-159

Morier-Genoud, Éric
L'islam au Mozambique après l'indépendance : histoire d'une montée en puissance
In: L'Afrique politique: (2002), p. 123-146 : krt

Morier-Genoud, Éric
The 1996 'Muslim Holidays' affair : religious competition and State mediation in contemporary Mozambique
In: Journal of Southern African Studies: (2000), vol. 26, no. 3, p. 409-427 : tab

Na'im, Abdullahi Ahmed an- (ed.)
Islamic family law in a changing world : a global resource book. - London [etc.] : Zed Books, 2002. - XVI, 320 p. Met bibliogr, gloss., index. ISBN 1-8427-7092-6. ISBN 1-8427-7093-4 pbk
 book cover Islamic family law in a changing world

Na'im, Abdullahi Ahmed an-
Islam and human rights in Sahelian Africa
In: African Islam and Islam in Africa : encounters between Sufis and Islamists / ed. by Eva Evers Rosander and David Westerlund. - London : Hurst: (cop. 1997), p. 79-94

Na'im, Abdullahi Ahmed an-
Islam and national integration in the Sudan
In: Religion and national integration in Africa : Islam, Christianity, and politics in the Sudan and Nigeria / ed. with an introd. by John O. Hunwick. - Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press: (1992), p. 11-37.

Otayek, René
L'affirmation élitaire des arabisants au Burkina Faso : enjeux et contradictions
In: Le radicalisme islamique au sud du Sahara : da'wa, arabisation et critique de l'Occident / sous la dir. de René Otayek. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.]: (cop. 1993), p. 229-252

Otayek, René (ed.)
Le radicalisme islamique au sud du Sahara : da'wa, arabisation et critique de l'Occident. - Paris : Karthala ; Talence : M.S.H.A, 1993. - 264 p. : fig., tab. (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600). Met lit.opg., index en noten. ISBN 2-86537-404-1

Otayek, René
Une relecture islamique du projet révolutionnaire de Thomas Sankara
In: Religion et modernité politique : Dieu pour tous et chacun pour soi/ Jean-François Bayart. - Paris : Karthala: (1993), p. 101-127

Otayek, René
Le monde islamo-arabe et l'Afrique noire : désintégration par le haut, intégration par le bas?
In: Monde arabe: (1991), no. 134, p. 41-53

Otayek, René
L'islam dans son miroir ou comment des journaux égyptiens voient l'islam en Afrique noire
In: Politique africaine: (1988), no. 30, p. 32-49

Otayek, René
La politique africaine de la Libye : (1969-1985). - Paris : Karthala, cop. 1986. - 217 p. (Les Afriques) Met lit. opg. ISBN 2-86537-166-2

Otayek, René
La crise de la communauté musulmane de Haute-Volta : l'Islam voltaïque entre réformisme et tradition, autonomie et subordination
In: Cahiers d'etudes africaines: (1984), vol. 24, no. 95, p. 299-320

Otayek, René
Islam et politique extérieur au Nigeria : essai de mise en perspective historique (1960-1983)
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies: (1984), vol. 18, no. 3, p. 523-545

Otayek, René
Arabie Saoudite-Afrique : éléments pour une analyse de la politique extérieure d'un panislamisme conservateur. - Bordeaux : Centre d'Étude d'Afrique Noire, Institut d'Études Politiques de Bordeaux, 1983. (Travaux et documents, ISSN 0298-8879 ; no. 5)

Ould Ahmed Salem, Zekeria
Prêcher dans le désert: l'univers du Cheikh Sidi Yahya et l'évolution de l'islamisme mauritanien
In: Islam et sociétés au sud du Sahara: (2000/01), no. 14/15, p. 5-40

Renders, Marleen
An ambiguous adventure: Muslim organisations and the discourse of 'development' in Senegal
In: Journal of Religion in Africa: (2002), vol. 32, no. 1, p. 61-82

Sadouni, Samadia
Tentative d'une construction régionale de la oumma en Afrique australe
In: L'Afrique politique: (2002), p. 101-109

Sadouni, Samadia
Ahmed Deedat : une figure originale de la prédication musulmane au sein de la communauté indienne d'Afrique du Sud
In: L'après-Mandela : enjeux sud-africains et régionaux/ sous la dir. de Dominique Darbon. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.]: (2000), p. 65-76

Sadouni, Samadia
Les territoires d’un prédicateur musulman sud-africain : Ahmed Deedat
In: Dynamiques religieuses en Afrique australe/ sous la dir. de Véronique Faure. - Paris : Karthala: (2000), p. 161-173

Sadouni, Samadia
Le minoritaire sud-africain Ahmed Deedat, une figure originale de la 'da'wa'
In: Islam et sociétés au sud du Sahara: (1998), no. 12, p. 149-170

Samson, Fabienne
Une nouvelle conception des rapports entre religion et politique au Sénégal: le cas de Moustapha Sy et de son mouvement / Fabienne Samson
In: L'Afrique politique: (2002), p. 161-171

Samson, Fabienne
La place du religieux dans l'élection présidentielle sénégalaise
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2000), no. 194, p. 5-11 : krt

book cover Islam and the prayer economySoares, Benjamin F.
Islam and the prayer economy : history and authority in a Malian town / Benjamin F. Soares. - Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2005. - XII, 306 p. : foto's, krt. (International African library, ISSN 0951-1377 ; 32). Bibliogr.: p. [279]-298. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-7486-2285-3. ISBN 0-7486-2358-2 pbk

Soares, Benjamin F.
An African Muslim saint and his followers in France. - [Abingdon] : Taylor & Francis, 2004. - [16] p. Bibliogr.: p. 926-927. - Met noten, samenvatting. - Overdr. uit: Journal of ethnic and migration studies; vol. 30, no. 5, 2004, p. 913-927

Soares, Benjamin F.
Islam and public piety in Mali. - Leiden [etc.] : Brill, 2004. - [24] p. Bibliogr.: p. 223-226. - Met noten. - Overdr. uit: Public Islam and the common good; p. [205]-225

Soares, Benjamin F.
Muslim saints in the age of neoliberalism
In: Producing African futures : ritual and reproduction in a neoliberal age/ ed. by Brad Weiss. - Leiden [etc.] : Brill: (2004), p. 79-105

Soares, Benjamin F.
Notes on the anthropological study of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa. - [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2004. - [9] p. Bibliogr.: p. 284-285. - Met noten, samenvatting. - Overdr. uit: Culture and religion; vol. 1, no. 2, 2000, p. 277-285

Soares, Benjamin F.
Muslim proselytization as purification : religious pluralism and conflict in contemporary Mali / Benjamin F. Soares
In: Proselytization and communal self-determination in Africa / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, ed. - Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books: (cop. 1999), p. 228-245

Soares, Benjamin F.
The spiritual economy of Nioro du Sahel : Islamic discourses and practices in a Malian religious center / Benjamin F. Soares. - Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services, 1999. - VI, 463 p. ; UMI Number: 9731342. - Oorspr.: Ph. D. dissertation. - Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University, 1997. - Bibliogr.: p. 435-463. - Met noten

Tayob, Abdulkader
The function of Islam in the South African political process : defining a community in a nation
In: Religion and social transformation in southern Africa / ed. : Thomas G. Walsh, Frank Kaufmann. - St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House: (1999), p. 69-85

Tayob, Abdulkader
Islam in South Africa : mosques, imams, and sermons. - Gainesville [etc.] : University Press of Florida, cop. 1999. - XI, 176 p. : tab. (Religion in Africa) Published in association with Religion in Africa, a series of the African Association for the Study of Religions. - Bibliogr.: p. [161]-171. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-8130-1651-7

Tayob, Abdulkader and Wolfram Weisse (eds)
Religion and politics in South Africa : from apartheid to democracy. - Münster [etc.] : Waxmann, cop. 1999. - 174 p. (Religion and society in transition, ISSN 1437-4641 ; vol. 1). Met bibliogr., noten. ISBN 3-89325-719-5

Tayob, Abdulkader
Jihad against drugs in Cape Town : a discourse-centred analysis
In: Social dynamics: (1996), vol. 22, no. 2, p. 23-29

Tayob, Abdulkader
Islamic resurgence in South Africa : the Muslim Youth Movement - Cape Town : UCT Press, 1995. - 211 p. : fig., tab. Bibliogr.: p. [193]-202. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-7992-1612-7


Selected Web Resources

Africa South of the Sahara, Topics: Religion, Islam in Africa
Guide to Internet resourceson Islam in Africa, prepared by Karen Fung (Stanford University) for the Information and Communication Technology Group (ICTG), African Studies Association, USA.

Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa
ISITA is located at the Program of African Studies, Northwestern University. Inaugurated in January 2001, ISITA is the first research center in the United States specifically devoted to the study of African Islamic culture. The ISITa website has information on history of Islam, Arabic literature of Africa, News & Events, Colloquia, Publications, and links.

Islam in Contemporary sub-Saharan Africa
Bibliography compiled by Paul Schrijver.

Islam in Nigeria
Web dossier on Islam in Nigeria, compiled in November 2002 bij the Library of the ASC Leiden, in connection with the implementation of Islamic law (sharia) in the northern states of Nigeria.