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Title:The influence of Islam in Sierra Leone history: institutions, practices, and leadership
Author:Skinner, David E.ISNI
Year:2016
Periodical:Journal of West African history (ISSN 2327-1876)
Volume:2
Issue:1
Pages:27-72
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:Islam
history
Link:http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.14321/jwestafrihist.2.1.0027
Abstract:For several centuries, Islamic ideas, institutions, and leadership have contributed significantly to the cultures, political systems, and economic activities of the Upper Guinea Coast; migrants introduced and promoted Islam along the coast and in the hinterland of what developed into the modern state of Sierra Leone. This article traces the influence of Islam in the development of Sierra Leone throughout its history and demonstrates how Muslim leaders (religious, economic, and political) and Islamic institutions, ideas, and activities contributed to the process of nation-building, commercial enterprise, educational growth, and international relations from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century. Notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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