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Islam among the Swahili in East Africa

Caleb Chul-soo Kim

Islam among the Swahili in East Africa

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Published by Acton Publishers in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, East.
    • Subjects:
    • Islam -- Africa, East.,
    • Islam and culture -- Africa, East.,
    • Muslims -- Africa, East.,
    • Swahili-speaking peoples -- Africa, East.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-224).

      Statementby Caleb Chul-Soo Kim.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBP64.A32 K58 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination224 p. :
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3360200M
      ISBN 109966888500
      LC Control Number2004411323

        Muslim communities throughout the Indian Ocean have long questioned what it means to be a “good Muslim.” Much recent scholarship on Islam in the Indian Ocean considers debates among Muslims about authenticity, authority, and propriety. Despite the centrality of this topic within studies of Indian Ocean, African, and other Muslim communities, little of the .


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 21 cm: Responsibility: by Caleb Chul. Islam Among the Swahili in East Africa Paperback – January 1, by Caleb Chul-Soo Kim (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

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Price New from Used from 5/5(1). One major legacy of the Arabic culture is the incidence Islamic religion among the Swahili speaking people.

Similar to Islamic culture, marriage in Swahili culture marks the transition to adulthood. Islam in East Africa has been known for many years to cohabitate with African culture to an extent of intermixture.

The spread of Islam in Africa began in the 7th and 8th cent. with the Umayyads, who brought the religion to the Middle East and to the littoral of North Africa. Along the coast of Africa Islam spread among the Berbers, who joined the Muslim community and almost immediately drove north across the Mediterranean into Europe.

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here. Book: Leiden University catalogue: WorldCat: Title: Islam among the Swahili in East Africa: Author. Although Islam has been present on the East African coast for more than twelve centuries (chapter 12), in assessing the extent of Islamic influence we need to distinguish between the Swahili towns.

Similarly, in the Swahili coast, Islam made its way inland – spreading at the expense of traditional African religions. This expansion of Islam in Africa not only led to the formation of new communities in Africa, but it also reconfigured existing African communities and empires to be based on Islamic models.

Indeed, in the middle of the 11th century, the Kanem Empire, whose. Swahili, also known by its native name Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, some parts of Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Language family:.

East Africa. Islam among the Swahili in East Africa book Swahili language is a mixture of Bantu and. What religion is most common among the Swahili today. Islam. What are the "mila" that are part of Swahili belief.

spirits that can possess a person. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE a f r i c a ~ q u i z CRCT Book Africa 47 Terms. IsaacGlanton; Subjects. Arts and Humanities. Languages. Pray also for the thousands of Swahili-speaking pastors who are currently ministering to Muslims or preparing to go to the many Muslim people groups across East Africa.

Africa’s Hope has produced the Discovery Series book Muslim Ministry in the African Context as a valuable tool to help equip Africans for this specialized ministry.

ests in East Africa are al-Qaeda activities in the region and increas-ing levels of radicalization among sectors of the East African Muslim population. East Africa has been a sanctuary and base for Islamist ter-rorist operations since the early s and remains a.

Start studying Africa and Islam. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. how did trade bring about a blend of cultures in the city-states of East Africa.

along the Eastern African coast moonsoon winds brought people from Arabia, Persia, and china along with trading items.

people of the book. Nimtz opens this book with a historical account of Islam in East Africa, and in subsequent chapters analyzes the role of tariqas in Tanzania and, more specifically, in the coastal city of Bagamoyo. Using a conceptual framework derived from contemporary political theories on social cleavages and individual interests.

Islam in East Africa. On the other side of Africa, there was an alternative model of civilizational development. The eastern coast of Africa saw the rise of Swahili Civilisation which was not an empire or a kingdom but a collection of city states like Zanzibar and Mombasa and Mogadishu.

All of which formed a network of trade ports. Islam entered West Africa around the 11th century, and according to the oldest source concerning this, the Muslim geographer Al-Zuhri writing inthe people of Ghana converted inmost probably through a Murabitun presence among them, even though their king was a non-Muslim.

What is known as African Islam is characteristic of these people and of Moslems in other parts of East Africa. The Shiite Moslems of Asian origin constitute an exception.

Many Shiites came to East Africa during the colonial era and many of them are rather well-to. Islam and the Development of Kiswahili by Mwenda Mukuthuria, Ph.D. [email protected] Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

Abstract The development of Kiswahili into an international language in the 19th century was contributed by trade, wars, colonial administration policies, linguistic advantage of this language beingCited by: Islam came to root along the East African coast some time in the 8th century, as part of a continuing dialogue between the people on the East coast.

East Africa: Subject: Islam: Abstract: This book is concerned primarily with the peoples of the littoral fringe and off-shore is islands (Zanzibar, Pemba, Tumbutu) of Kenya and Tanganyika, since this is the region where Islam is deeply implanted.

The coastal region stretches from the Juba River in Somalia to Cape Delgado in Mozambique. During his reign, Islam was at its zenith of influence in East Africa. Colonialism was a spreading virus. Sultan Majid passed away in and his successor Sultan Bargash lacked the wisdom to govern and stave off the contagion of colonialism.

An independent East Africa was too much to stomach for the British who had consolidated their Indian. How Islam spread into sub-Saharan region of West Africa, and the great civilizations it established there, taking its inhabitants out of paganism to the worship of One God.

Part 3: A brief history of the Islamic Empires of Kanem-Bornu and Hausa-Fulani Land., How Islam spread into sub-Saharan region of West Africa, and the great civilizations it established there, taking its. Swahili de veloped as the language of the culture and ultimately the lingua franca of Islam among the Pokomo of Kenya is similar.

The Upper Pokomo even claim that the Qur'an condemns drunkenness but not alcohol HARVIE M. CONN. ISLAM IN EAST AFRICA. ISLAM IN EAST AFRICA. ISLAM IN EAST AFRICA. EAST AFRICAN RELIGIONS: AN OVERVIEW East African religions do not form a single coherent body of beliefs and practices. They show great diversity in myths and cosmologies and in beliefs about the nature of spiritual powers; in kinds and authority of ritual experts; in the situations when ritual is performed; and in responses to the advent of Islam and Christianity.

Through Islam, literacy (the ability to read and write) came to the East African coast much earlier than to most other parts of the continent. Knowing how to read the Koran (Islam's holy book) is important.

Some people are literate in Arabic as well as KiSwahili. Those who have been to secular school are literate in English as well. ISLAM IN AFRICA/AFRICANS AND ISLAM Scott S. Reese The Journal of African History / Volume 55 / Issue 01 / Marchpp 17 - 26 study of Islam among the Dyula in the neighborhood of Koko, Cote d’Ivoire, Launay was Sudan and the Swahili trading cities of East Africa is by now so well established that it isFile Size: KB.

East Africa In contrast to North Africa, East Africa was never subject to one wide, sweeping Muslim takeover. Islam came to the East African coast in many waves and at different times. The Swahili Coast of East Africa. A series of trading ports, part of the Indian Ocean network, developed along the coast and islands between the Horn of Africa and Mozambique.

Town residents were influenced by Islam, but most of the general population remained tied to traditional ways. The Coastal Trading Size: KB. In this first major historical study of Islam among the Swahili, Randall Pouwels shows how Islam and other aspects of coastal civilization have evolved since about AD as an organic whole.

Coastal Africans, he argues, simply adopted Islam as the spiritual vehicle best suited to their expanding intellectual needs and to meeting the opportunities presented by their.

Abstract. During its prosperous phase, Islam spread to North Africa, where a total Islamization and Arabization took place, and the coastal areas of East Africa, where a new synthesis of the Perso-Arabic and Bantu languages and cultures emerged.

Spread of Islam in Africa Javad Haghnavaz Department of Islamic Thoughts faculty, Jolfa Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jolfa, Iran Abstract: Africa was the first continent, outside of Arabia that Islam spread into in the early 7th century.

Almost one-third of the world's Muslim population resides in this continent. The global worlds of the Swahili: interfaces of Islam, identity and space in 19th and 20th-century East Africa.

Edited by Roman Loimeier, Rüdiger Seesemann Berlin, Germany: Lit, c ( p.) Hashim, Nadra O. Language and collective mobilization: the story of Zanzibar. Lanham: Lexington Books, c ( p.)Author: Yuusuf Caruso. The spread of Islam among Hausa and Swahili speaking peoples has resulted in both languages becoming important vehicles for the expression of Islamic devotion.

The poem in Hausa is composed by Asma (d. ), daughter of the famous eighteenth century reformer of Islam, Usuman dan Fodio (d. ) (We will be learning more about Usuman dan Fodio.

The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on.

But new excavations (at Songo Mnara, Pemba Island, and Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago, among other sites), combined with ethnographic study of more. •Islam established its presence in the region during the 9th century, when Arab traders made contact with the Bantu people.

•Islam has been one of the factors that helped create a common identity for such a diverse group of people. •Many among the Swahili also follow local religious beliefs that have been part of the culture of easternFile Size: 4MB.

Islam in the Middle East and North Africa Revelation in the Middle East comes in a variety of versions. Islam is one of them and, like Judaism and Christianity, it is constitutive of an entire civilization. Islamic civilization evolved according to its own dynamics, covering the periods of sacred foundation (), scriptural formation (), classicism [ ].

Home; All editions; This edition;English, Book, Illustrated edition: Islam among the Swahili in East Africa / by Caleb Chul-Soo Kim. Kim, Caleb Chul-Soo. This term ‘Swahili’ eventually emerged as a complicated and wide-spread ethnic category on and beyond the coast as the language and Islam spread throughout East Africa before and after the colonial period.

The word Swahili itself is derived from the Arabic sahel for coast. The language has a modicum of loan words from this source but. This is purely my personal opinion as someone born and raised in East Africa(Kenya) with a keen interest in the language and the East African Community(EAC) First is the history.

Long before the Europeans came to the coast of East Africa, Arabs we.ANTH B with Vinay Kamat. The geo-political entity known as East Africa comprises the present nations of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In the anthropological literature, this region is often described as the cradle of humanity.

The so-called Swahili Coast on the edge of the Indian Ocean, which includes several historically significant trading towns and cities [ ].The introduction of Islam into East Africa followed a somewhat different path from that in West Africa.

East Africa includes a broad swath of territory embracing the modern nations of Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique. Of the million people who live in that region today, approximately 40% are Muslim.