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Author Babou, Cheikh Anta Mbacké.

Title Fighting the greater jihad : Amadu Bamba and the founding of the Muridiyya of Senegal, 1853-1913 / Cheikh Anta Babou
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 294 pages) : illustrations, map
Series New African histories series
New African histories series.
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
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 wel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) and index
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Subject Bāmbā, Aḥmadū, 1852-1927.
Islam and politics -- Senegal -- History.
Islamic sects -- Senegal.
Murīdīyah -- Senegal -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821442570 (electronic bk.)
9780821442579 (electronic bk.)