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‘Reform’

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622856
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670635 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0008
‘Reform’

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Chapter 7 looks at so-called Islamic reform, particularly the activities and influence of Muslim reformists, their discourses, and efforts to change the way Islam has been practiced in West Africa and in Mali in particular. It also considers some of the ways reformists and those within the Sufi tradition they criticize have certain shared objectives and values. At the same time, it points to the influence of reformist discourses on the Sufi tradition in spite of their limited success.

Keywords: Reform, Islamic; Reformists, Muslim; Modernism, Islamic; Debate, religious; Wahhab, Ibn Abd al-Wahhab; Wahhabism; Salafism/Salafiyya

Chapter.  14297 words. 

Subjects: African Studies

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