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Special Issue: "Africa, Globalization and the Muslim Worlds"

A new special issue of the open access journal Religions is available, featuring articles originating from the conference “Africa, Globalization, and the Muslim Worlds” convened by ISITA and Harvard Divinity School in September 2019.

Read the special issue here.

Guest edited by the conference co-conveners, Zekeria Ahmed Salem and Ousmane Kane (Harvard Divinity School), the issue includes articles by Cheikh E. Abdoulaye Niang (“Globalization and Missionary Ambition in West African Islam: The Fayda after Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse”), Mansour Kedidir (“Connections of Magrebin and Sub-Saharan Intellectuals: Trajectories and Representations”), Ayodeji Ogunnaike (“Bilad al-Brazil: The Importance of West African Scholars in Brazilian Islamic Education and Practice in Historica and Contemporary Perspective”), Steve Howard (“On the Path of the prophet in Unsettled Times: Sudan’s Republican Brotherhood Looks Abroad”), Rhea Rahman (“Racializing the Good Muslim: Muslim White Adjacency and Black Muslim Activism in South Africa”), Ezgi Guner (“NGOization of Islamic Education: The Post-Coup Turkish State and Sufi Orders in Africa South of the Sahara”), and Youssef Carter (“Fisibilillah: Labor as Learning on the Sufi Path”). Three more articles will be added before the end of 2021, including Ahmed Salem’s contribution, “Global Shinqīt: Mauritania’s Islamic Discursive Tradition and the Making of Transnational Religious Authority (18th – 21st Centuries)” – a reworking of his keynote address at the conference and a contribution by Kane entitled “From a Neglected to a Crowded Field: The Academic Study of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa.”