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The Resource Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000, by Felicitas Becker

Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000, by Felicitas Becker

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Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000
Title
Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000
Statement of responsibility
by Felicitas Becker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We know that many people converted to Islam in colonial East Africa, but the why and how remain obscure. Recently, these Muslim congregations have come under scrutiny for producing Islamic radicals, but again the causes are poorly understood. This book traces the history of Muslim congregations in a mainland Tanzanian region from their inception in the early twentieth century to the early 2000s, using the records of governments and missions as well as hundreds of interviews. It argues that rural villagers became Muslim of their own initiative, in the pursuit of more equitable relations with Muslim townspeople and among themselves. The egalitarian ethos of these rural Muslims resonated with that of Tanzania's movement for independence, in which they strongly participated. The current conflicts among Muslims are rooted partly in their shifting and problematic relationship with successive post-independence governments, but also in the transitions in gender relations, education and ritual observance to which Islamization has contributed. --
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UKM
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1971-
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Becker, Felicitas
Dewey number
297.09678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph
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  • Muslim converts
  • Muslims
  • Tanzania
  • Tanzania
Label
Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000, by Felicitas Becker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Migration, trade, and religious change at the onset of colonialism, 1890-1905 -- From Muslim big men to rural waalimu, 1905-27 -- Teachers, elders and shehe: how Islam came to the villages -- The growth of rural madrasa -- The book, the wilderness, and the family: Islamic doctrine and African practice -- The heritage of slavery and the educationalist shehe of the Sufi brotherhoods -- New horizons: the era of independence, 1954-67 -- Internal debates and international influences: the rise of Islamic radicalism in the 1990s
Control code
FIEb1737120x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780197264270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)214305867
Label
Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000, by Felicitas Becker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Migration, trade, and religious change at the onset of colonialism, 1890-1905 -- From Muslim big men to rural waalimu, 1905-27 -- Teachers, elders and shehe: how Islam came to the villages -- The growth of rural madrasa -- The book, the wilderness, and the family: Islamic doctrine and African practice -- The heritage of slavery and the educationalist shehe of the Sufi brotherhoods -- New horizons: the era of independence, 1954-67 -- Internal debates and international influences: the rise of Islamic radicalism in the 1990s
Control code
FIEb1737120x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780197264270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)214305867

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