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Author Hanson, John H., 1956- author.

Title The Ahmadiyya in the Gold Coast : Muslim cosmopolitans in the British Empire / John H. Hanson
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Contents The Hausa force and the religious marketplace in the Fante states -- Binyameen Sam's Fante Muslim community -- The genesis of the Ahmadiyya in British India -- Ahmadiyya expansion to London and Lagos -- Ahmadiyya arrival in the Gold Coast -- Ahmadiyya consolidation in the Gold Coast -- Ahmadiyya expansion to Asante -- Ahmadiyya expansion to Wa
Summary The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a global movement with more than half a million Ghanaian members, runs an extensive network of English-language schools and medical facilities in Ghana today. Founded in South Asia in 1889, the Ahmadiyya arrived in Ghana when a small coastal community invited an Ahmadiyya missionary to visit in 1921. Why did this invitation arise and how did the Ahmadiyya become such a vibrant religious community' John H. Hanson places the early history of the Ahmadiyya into the religious and cultural transformations of the British Gold Coast (colonial Ghana). Beginning with accounts of the visions of the African Methodist Binyameen Sam, Hanson reveals how Sam established a Muslim community in a coastal context dominated by Indigenous expressions and Christian missions. Hanson also illuminates the Islamic networks that connected this small Muslim community through London to British India. African Ahmadi Muslims, working with a few South Asian Ahmadiyya missionaries, spread the Ahmadiyya's theological message and educational ethos with zeal and effectiveness. This is a global story of religious engagement, modernity, and cultural transformations arising at the dawn of independence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Ahmadiyya -- Ghana -- History
Muslims -- Ghana -- History
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- West.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017004107
ISBN 9780253029515