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Introduction, The Negotiation Of Islam In Africa

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Muslim societies in sub-Saharan Africa as elsewhere in the Muslim world have been characterized by their staggering diversity, not only with respect to different cultural expressions of 'Islamicité', but also vastly different historical experiences, their variegated integration into different regional geographic settings as well as the dynamics of interaction with Christian, Jewish and other religious traditions. This introductory chapter of the book presents the negotiation of Islam in Africa. The norms of Islamic law were accepted by the Berber tribes of the Western Sahara under the influence of the Almoravid movement of reform in the 11th century. The trans-local and trans-temporal canon of 'Islam' and the numerous local interpretations and contextualizations of Islam were always interconnected by a number of institutions and groups that acted as brokers.

Keywords: Almoravid movement; Islamic law; sub-Saharan Africa

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