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Author Janson, Marloes

Title Islam, youth, and modernity in the Gambia : the Tablighi Jamaʻat / Marloes Janson
Published London : International African Institute ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 303 pages)
Series The international African library
International African library.
Contents 'Life is a test, the hereafter is the best' -- 'Welcome to the smiling coast' : Muslim politics in the Gambia -- The global meeting the local : the Tablighi Jama'at contextualized -- Back to the ghetto -- A jihad for purity -- Learning to be a good Muslim woman -- Male wives and female husbands -- Hungry for knowledge -- 'Muslims are sleeping and we have to wake them up'
Summary "This monograph deals with the sweeping emergence of the Tablighi Jama'at - a transnational Islamic missionary movement that has its origins in the reformist tradition that emerged in India in the mid-nineteenth century - in the Gambia in the past decade. It explores how a movement that originated in South Asia could appeal to the local Muslim population - youth and women in particular - in a West African setting. By recording the biographical narratives of five Gambian Tablighis, the book provides an understanding of the ambiguities and contradictions young people are confronted with in their (re)negotiation of Muslim identity. Together these narratives form a picture of how Gambian youth go about their lives within the framework of neoliberal reforms and renegotiated parameters informed by the Tablighi model of how to be a 'true' Muslim, which is interpreted as a believer who is able to reconcile his or her faith with a modern lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher
"This monograph deals with the sweeping emergence of the Tablighi Jama'at - a transnational Islamic missionary movement that has its origins in the reformist tradition that emerged in India in the mid-nineteenth century - in the Gambia in the past decade. It explores how a movement that originated in South Asia could appeal to the local Muslim population - youth and women in particular - in a West African setting. By recording the biographical narratives of five Gambian Tablighis, the book provides an understanding of the ambiguities and contradictions young people are confronted with in their (re)negotiation of Muslim identity. Together these narratives form a picture of how Gambian youth go about their lives within the framework of neo-liberal reforms and renegotiated parameters informed by the Tablighi model of how to be a "true" Muslim, which is interpreted as a believer who is able to reconcile his or her faith with a modern lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tablighi Jamaʻat.
Tablighi Jamaʻat
Islam -- Gambia
Islam -- Missions.
Muslim youth -- Gambia
Youth movements -- Gambia
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Islam
Islam -- Missions
Muslim youth
Youth movements
Jugend
Tablīġī Jamāʿat
Religiöse Identität
Gambia
Gambia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781107472389
1107472385
9781139629133
1139629131