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as a comprehensive account on Bofelo’s life (and achievements); it only serves as a background to situate him within the context of this essay’s discussion. Engagement with Bofelo and his Work Admittedly, it is not within the scope of this essay to focus on the entire spectrum of Bofelo

In: Islamic Africa

, The Life and Works of Abd Al-Qadir b. ­Al-Mustafa. A Critical Edition of his Works and Historiographical Approach , PhD ­dissertation, ­Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 1987. Manuscript versions are catalogued in John O. ­Hunwick, The Writings of Central Sudanic Africa (Arabic Literature of Africa, vol

In: Islamic Africa
Author: Zachary Wright

continue to be transmitted by later followers to the present day. I believe a common preoccupation actually did motivate scholarly interchange in the eighteenth century, one that in fact links the study of ḥadith , the emphasis of ijtiḥād , the desire to “meet” the Prophet, and the search for secret

In: Islamic Africa

If that breath of life leaves then he returns to the one who gave it to him. And the person is dead. Anything else besides that is the word of Satan. From the beginning he [Satan] said, ‘You will not die’. 5 Satan made the idea that there is a soul that is not dead, and that the living and the dead

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

discussed the importance of living at peace with others and having a good home where one could welcome one’s friends. They value relationships over getting ahead economically (Msocha 2016; Fanueli 2016; Mpanda 2018). These and other observations about material support networks and living a good life show a

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

rightful gatekeeper of the field of adamadenya (see Chappatte 2018), a traditional set of ethical values that frames the fabric of local life in southern Mali. The contemporary changes observed in the religious status of the Maouloud in southern Mali also question the genuine popularity of neo

In: Journal of Religion in Africa

Religion in Rwanda: A Brief History The 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which claimed the lives of approximately 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu, led not only to a massive loss of life but also engendered a profound crisis of faith. Before the genocide Rwanda had been heavily Catholic: nearly 90 percent of the

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Ambra Formenti

conversations. I return to this subject later; for the moment, it is sufficient to note that vison has to do with individual and collective aspirations, dreams of a better life, hopes and drive to the future. All of these issues have been the focus of a recent academic concern regarding the multiple and

In: Journal of Religion in Africa
Author: Hans Olsson

prosperous, while the CCC was better equipped to help translate his experiences of struggle into a story of success. Not only did it provide services such as healing and deliverance but also the know-how required to realize the promise of success that follows from living life as a born again Christian. As

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connected to the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh in India. It is not controlled by any established hierarchical authority, local or international, as is the case with ISKCON . 1 The HMA is headed by a Ghanaian swami and is the fastest-growing Hindu organisation in the country. Belonging to the Smarta

In: Journal of Religion in Africa