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Title:Educating the Murid: Theory and Practices of Education in Amadu Bamba's Thought
Author:Babou, Cheikh Anta MbackéISNI
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:Muslim brotherhoods
Islamic education
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
Education and Oral Traditions
About person:A.hmadu Bamba (ca1850-1927)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1581852
Abstract:Since Amadu Bamba Mbacké founded the Muridiyya at the turn of the 20th century, the organization has experienced a continuing growth of its followers and an increasing cultural, political and economic influence in Senegal. This paper examines Amadu Bamba's thoughts on educational theory and practices and reflects on how his Sufi orientation shaped Murid pedagogy. Education occupies a central place in Amadu Bamba's thought and practices. The importance that Amadu Bamba ascribed to education reflects his belief in the crucial role of Islamic knowledge for the achievement of social change and the preservation of positive social values. The type of education he proposed encompassed the body, the mind and the soul. It called for a new pedagogy and teaching techniques that differed from those used in the classical Koranic school that mostly focused on the transmission of knowledge. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract].