Islam and Africa

The history, culture and politics of Islam in Africa Today. The legacy of Islam and its contributions to African societies. From Mansa Musa to Malcolm X, Islam has sculpted the African world since it arrived in Africa as a refugee from Arab persecution.

Religions in Africa Today

All spiritual systems practiced traditionally by Africans, whether native or mainstream, are organized religions. The rituals of Voodoo, Orisha, Serer, etc are all highly organized, and without exception function in a communal setting. They all have degrees of a priest class, ceremony, sacrifice, libation, religious holidays, creation stories, saints, divine systems of punishment and reward.

Women’s Empowerment in Islam

One of the key accusations against Muslims today is “inferior treatment of women.” But men have always assumed some superiority over women –Muslim societies are no exception–and have sought to dominate the world and relegate women to the background. Cultures and civilisation have sought to confer legitimacy to this male superiority and have accordingly developed myths and conventions that tend to perpetuate them.

Islam and Africa

The history, culture and politics of Islam in Africa Today. The legacy of Islam and its contributions to African societies. From Mansa Musa to Malcolm X, Islam has sculpted the African world since it arrived in Africa as a refugee from Arab persecution.

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Religions in Africa Today

All spiritual systems practiced traditionally by Africans, whether native or mainstream, are organized religions. The rituals of Voodoo, Orisha, Serer, etc are all highly organized, and without exception function in a communal setting. They all have degrees of a priest class, ceremony, sacrifice, libation, religious holidays, creation stories, saints, divine systems of punishment and reward.

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Women’s Empowerment in Islam

One of the key accusations against Muslims today is “inferior treatment of women.” But men have always assumed some superiority over women –Muslim societies are no exception–and have sought to dominate the world and relegate women to the background. Cultures and civilisation have sought to confer legitimacy to this male superiority and have accordingly developed myths and conventions that tend to perpetuate them.

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Timbuktu, an Empire of Knowledge
Reflections on Islam in Africa Imagine a city in 16th century West Africa where thousands of Native African students pondered over the latest ideas in science, mathematics, and medicine. A fabled town in the middle of the scorching desert, overflowing with countless numbers of valuable books, expensive crafts, exquisite... Read more
Shaykh Uthman Ibn Fodio

Shaykh Uthman Ibn Fodio

People January 5, 2017 0

Hausaland, where Shaykh Uthman was destined to live and thrive, was located in the middle of what early Muslim historians called the Bilad al-Sudan, which is the vast Savannah grassland stretching from Sene-Gambia in West Africa to the Red Sea in the east. Islam had spread in to this region since the eighth century.

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Arab Slave Trade

Arab Slave Trade

Slavery December 10, 2016

While Europeans targeted men in West Africa, the ‘Arab’ trade primarily targeted the women of East Africa to serve as domestic slaves, wet nannies and sex-slaves in the infamous harems. This trade trickled over millennia is estimated to have taken more than 10 million Africans via the Swahili coast to India, Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey, and also via the Trans-Saharan route to North Africa and the Mediterranean, where in slave markets such as Ceuta, Morocco. Africans were purchased to work as domestic servants in Spain, Portugal, and other Western European countries

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Scripts of Africa

Scripts of Africa

Language November 25, 2016

Objectively innovate empowered manufactured products whereas parallel platforms. Holisticly predominate extensible testing procedures for reliable supply chains. Dramatically engage top-line web services vis-a-vis cutting-edge deliverables.

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Islam Compared

Islam Compared

Religion September 28, 2016

ISLAM COMPARED Islam is closest theologically to Judaism, but socially to Christianity in terms of the mechanism of expansion and cultural impact. Islam is second only in world followers to Christianity with over 1.6 billion adherents. Mosque in Africa , Nigeria It is the largest religion in Africa and... Read more
Africa Before Slavery

Africa’s history did not begin in slavery. Beyond cotton fields and civil rights in the 120,000 years of African history. Rich in Kingdoms and culture. Slavery and colonialism represents a minor part of the history of Africa.

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21st Century Slaves

21st Century Slaves

Slavery July 13, 2012 0

The Dark Shadow of Slavery Today Over 21 million people are hidden in plain view of the world, trapped in slavery: From Bangladesh to Beijing and from Brazil to Berlin, from Texas to Tel Aviv. Most of them are trapped by debt; all of them are exploited and manipulated... Read more

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