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The Resource Fighting the greater jihad : Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913, Cheikh Anta Babou

Fighting the greater jihad : Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913, Cheikh Anta Babou

Label
Fighting the greater jihad : Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913
Title
Fighting the greater jihad
Title remainder
Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913
Statement of responsibility
Cheikh Anta Babou
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Senegal, the Muridiyya, a large Islamic Sufi order, is the single most influential religious organization, including among its numbers the nation's president. Yet little is known of this sect in the West. Drawn from a wide variety of archival, oral, and iconographic sources in Arabic, French, and Wolof, Fighting the Greater Jihad offers an astute analysis of the founding and development of the order and a biographical study of its founder, Cheikh Amadu Bamba Mbacke. Cheikh Anta Babou explores the forging of Murid identity and pedagogy around the person and initiative of Amadu Bamba as well as the continuing reconstruction of this identity by more recent followers. He makes a compelling case for reexamining the history of Muslim institutions in Africa and elsewhere in order to appreciate believers' motivation and initiatives, especially religious culture and education, beyond the narrow confines of political collaboration and resistance. Fighting the Greater Jihad also reveals how religious power is built at the intersection of genealogy, knowledge, and spiritual force, and how this power in turn affected colonial policy
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Babou, Cheikh Anta Mbacké
Dewey number
297.4/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BP80.B238
LC item number
B33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bāmbā, Aḥmadū
  • Murīdīyah
  • Islam and politics
  • Islamic sects
Label
Fighting the greater jihad : Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913, Cheikh Anta Babou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islam, society, and power in the Wolof states -- The Mbakke: the foundations of family traditions -- The emergence of Amadu Bamba, 1853-95 -- The founding of the Muridiyya -- Murid conflict with the French colonial administration, 1889-1902 -- Slow path toward accommodation I: the time of rapprochement -- Slow path toward accommodation II: making Murid space in colonial Bawol -- Conclusion
Control code
141187993
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780821417669
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007023162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)141187993
Label
Fighting the greater jihad : Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913, Cheikh Anta Babou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islam, society, and power in the Wolof states -- The Mbakke: the foundations of family traditions -- The emergence of Amadu Bamba, 1853-95 -- The founding of the Muridiyya -- Murid conflict with the French colonial administration, 1889-1902 -- Slow path toward accommodation I: the time of rapprochement -- Slow path toward accommodation II: making Murid space in colonial Bawol -- Conclusion
Control code
141187993
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 294 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780821417669
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007023162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)141187993

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