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Title:Some East African Ithna Asheri Jamaats (1840-1967)
Authors:Rizvi, Sayyid S.A.
King, Noel Q.
Year:1973
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Volume:5
Issue:1
Pages:12-22
Language:English
Geographic terms:East Africa
Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Zanzibar
Subjects:Mahdis
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
Shi'ites
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1594715
Abstract:In East Africa the Ithana-asharya are few in number and consist largely of descendants of the Khoja Muslims from India. The jamaat (local congregation) is the centre and heart of the organisation. Primarily it denotes the people gathered together. The activities of the congregation are: the building of a mosque, hostel and school. It also provides welfare and assistance of a wide-ranging kind as well as business contacts and information. The article gives an outline of the history of some of the most important jamaats in Zanzibar, Pemba, Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire and Uganda. Notes.
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