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Title:A contribution to the history of the Wahhabi 'da?wa' in West Africa: the career and the murder of Shaykh Ja?Far Mahmoud Adam (Daura, ca. 1961/1962-Kano 2007)
Author:Brigaglia, Andrea
Year:2012
Periodical:Islamic Africa (ISSN 2154-0993)
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:1-23
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:Islamic movements
politics
assassination
fundamentalism
biographies (form)
About person:Shaykh Ja?far Mahmoud Adam (c.1961-2007)
Link:http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.5192/21540993030101
Abstract:Shaykh Ja?far Mahmoud was one of the most popular voices of the Salafi/Wahhabi mission (da?wa) in contemporary West Africa. This article reconstructs his career, from his studies in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia through the time of his teaching and preaching in Kano and Maiduguri, until his dramatic assassination in April 2007. After detailing the many conflicts and debates that accompanied his career as a public preacher and surveying the several hypotheses that have been advanced so far to explain his murder, the article considers the career of Ja?far Mahmoud in light of the rise of Wahhabism in the densely populated West African nation through the last three decades (1980s-2000s). [Journal abstract]
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