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Title:Islam in East Africa
Author:Trimingham, J. SpencerISNI
City of publisher:Oxford
Publisher:Clarendon Press
Geographic term:East Africa
Abstract:This book is concerned primarily with the peoples of the littoral fringe and off-shore is islands (Zanzibar, Pemba, Tumbutu) of Kenya and Tanganyika, since this is the region where Islam is deeply implanted. The coastal region stretches from the Juba River in Somalia to Cape Delgado in Mozambique. There has also been inland penetration of Islam in Tanganyika, Western Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique (YAO), and among the Hamitic nomads in the Northern Province of Kenya, Southern Ethiopia and Somalia. Introduction: Islamic culture areas in Africa. 1. The historical background. 2. Features of East African Islam (Contemporary Muslim communities - The spread of Islam - Characteristics of E.A. Islam). 3. Islamic organization. 4. Popular religion. 5. The cycle of personal life. 6. Islamic society (Swahili society - the relationship of Islam to Bantu institutions). 7. the Muslim in an era of change (The Muslim in modern africa - The Muslim in the secular state - Educational problems - Social and religious questions) Glossary index of Swahili and Arabic words. Rev. in Afr. Affairs, 1965, p. 55-56 by G. Parrinder.