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Title:Sects & social disorder: Muslim identities & conflict in Northern Nigeria
Editor:Mustapha, Abdul RaufuISNI
Year:2014
Pages:234
Language:English
Series:Western African studies
City:Woodbridge
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:9781847011077; 1782044736; 9781782044734
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islam
religious movements
fundamentalism
Sufism
violence
Abstract:This collection explores intra-Muslim schisms and violence in northern Nigeria. The contributions analyse the multiple dimensions and factors, linkages and ruptures, and ideological shifts !294928618!and continuous changes in strategy and tactics of the different Islamic movements. The foreword by Mohammed Sani Umar is followed by: 1. Introduction: interpreting Islam: Sufis, Salafists, Shi'ites & Islamists in northern Nigeria (Abdul Raufu Mustapha); 2. From dissent to dissidence: the genesis & development of reformist Islamic groups in northern Nigeria (Murray Last); 3. Contemporary Islamic sects & groups in northern Nigeria (Abdul Raufu Mustapha & Muhktar Bunza); 4. Experiencing inequality at close range: 'almajiri' students & Qur'anic schools in Kano (Hannah Hoechner); 5. Marginal Muslims' ethnic identity & the Umma in Kano (Yahaya Hashim & Judith-Ann Walker); 6. Understanding Boko Haram (Abdul Raufu Mustapha); and 7. Conclusion: religious sectarianism, poor governance & conflict (Abdul Raufu Mustapha). The book takes a critical look at the routine claim that radicalization of Islamic movements is the consequence of poverty or economic deprivation. Strands in the analysis include: religious doctrines; poverty and inequality; the political context of post-1999 competition; the personal agency of the Boko Haram youth; and the geographical and international context of the insurgency. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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