Islam in east Africa.


Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1964.

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Subjects Africa, East -- Religious life and customs.
Afrique orientale -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Islam -- Africa, East.
Islam -- Afrique orientale.
Islam.
Description 198 pages maps (1 folded) 23 cm
Copyright Date 1964.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Islamic culture areas in Africa -- I. The historical background -- 1. Early Islamic traders and settlers -- 2. Swahili coastal town states -- 3. The Portuguese interlude and the aftermath -- 4. The penetration of Islam into the interior -- 2. Features of East African Islam -- 1. Contemporary Muslim communities -- 2. The spread of Islam -- 3. Characteristics of East African Islam -- 3. Islamic organization -- 1. Beliefs -- 2. Sunni schools of law -- 3. Worship -- 4. The clerical class: functions and training -- 5. The calendar -- 6. The saint cult and religious orders -- 7. The sects -- 4. Popular religion -- 1. Popular religion -- 2. The cult of spirits -- 3. Medicine, magic, sorcery, and witchcraft -- 4. The cleric as medicine man -- 5. The cycle of personal life -- 1. Birth -- 2. Circumcision and initiation -- 3. Islamic education -- 4. Marriage -- 5. Death and mourning -- 6. Islamic society -- 1. Swahili society -- 2. The relationship of Islam to Bantu institutions -- a. The bantu encounter with Islamic law -- born The effect of Islam upon Bantu society -- c. Land and property -- 3. Application of Islamic law -- 4. The influence of Islam upon material culture -- 7. The Muslim in an era of change -- 1. The Muslim in modern Africa -- 2. The Muslim in the secular state: political questions -- 3. Educational problems -- 4. Social questions -- 5. Religious questions.
Geographic Area Africa, Eastern
Network Numbers (OCoLC)377538
(OCoLC)ocm00377538
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Trimingham, J. Spencer 1904-1987.
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