The Walking Qur'an

The Walking Qur'an

Spanning a thousand years of history--and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania--Rudolph Ware documents the profound significance of Qur'an schools for West African Muslim communities. Such schools peacefully brought Islam to much of the region, becoming striking symbols of Muslim identity. Ware shows how in Senegambia the schools became powerful channels for African resistance during the eras of the slave… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (June 16, 2014)

Collection: Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks

Page count: 352 pages

Language: English


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