Islam in Africa

Islam in Africa

by Hal Marcovitz

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Islam is considered the world's fastest growing religion, and today more than 420 million Africans follow the Islamic faith. Since Islam was introduced to the continent during the seventh century A.D., it has had a profound political and cultural influence on Africa. This book traces the historical spread of Islam throughout Africa. It also examines current issues and controversies surrounding the Muslim faith in Africa, including fundamentalist interpretations of Islam, efforts to impose Islamic law in countries with mixed Muslim and no-Muslim populations, and religious-based violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422229439
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Africa: Progress and Problems Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1310L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Islam in Africa: An Overview 13

Islam Sweeps Across the Continent 21

Colonial Influence and the Muslim Response 42

Islamic Influences on Africa 50

Islam and African Governments 63

Conflict in Muslim Africa 78

Chronology 93

For More Information 98

Glossary 99

Further Reading 102

Internet Resources 104

Index 106

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