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Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

We facilitate scholarship on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa and promote awareness of the role of Islam in African societies.

Online Speaker Series

Join us during winter and spring quarters 2021 for a series of live online talks showcasing new books and innovative research about Islam and Africa. 
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Tijani Literature Online Resource

ISITA faculty affiliate Zachary Wright (NU-Qatar) has launched an online initiative to collect and publicize literature related to the Tijaniyya Sufi order for the benefit of the broader community. 

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Events

Mar
10
2021
Black Literary Islam in the Caribbean (Aliyah Khan)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Black Literary Islam in the Caribbean: Autobiographical Writings of Enslaved Sufi West Africans in Colonial Jamaica, and...

Apr
7
2021
The Khōjā of Tanzania: Discontinuities of a Postcolonial Religious Identity (Iqbal Akhtar)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Khōjā of Tanzania: Discontinuities of a Postcolonial Religious Identity Join ISITA for a talk by Iqbal Akhtar (relig...