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This front matter section of the book Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (C. 1880-1940): Ripples of Reform contains the table of contents, foreword and acknowledgements, a list of illustrations, a list of figures, the note on transliteration, and quotes and dates. The book aims to link the locations of the Ḥaramayn (Mecca and Medina), the Ḥaḍramawt, Lamu, Zanzibar, the Comoro Islands, northern Mozambique, Diego Suarez and Cape Town with one general movement of Sufi-based Islamic reformist activity. It also aims to place changes in this region within the wider Islamic reformist discourse in the mid- to late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. The book discusses specific aspects of change that reached beyond specific locations. Finally, it concludes with the impact of Islamic Sufi reform in the region and the impact of the region on Islamic Sufi reformist ideas.

Keywords: Cape Town; Islamic Sufi reform; Western Indian Ocean



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