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Shaykh Jaʿfar Mahmoud was one of the most popular voices of the Salafi/Wahhabi mission (daʿwa) in contemporary West Africa. This article reconstructs his career, from his studies in Nigeria and Saudi… Expand
Of all scientific theories the theory of evolution arguably poses the greatest challenge to theistic religions because it threatens to undermine teleology and the central position of mankind in… Expand
This paper looks at a public contest over Qur'anic interpretation that accompanied the emergence of Nigerian reformist activism in the late 1970s. This contest was staged on national radio at regular… Expand
The article may serve as an informal definition of the characteristics of marginalia in the region’s manuscript tradition, thus providing a useful comparative device and hinting at the fruitful potential of related studies.Expand
This study analyses five Bamana-language texts composed in the earlier twentieth century by Amadou Jomworo Bary, a Fulbe scholar from the Masina (Mali), that were hand copied in 1972 by the Fulbe… Expand
Book Title: Shari’ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria’s Islamic Revolution Book Author: Sarah Eltantawi (Berkeley: University of California Press), 272 pages. ISBN 9780520293786.
This paper discusses the conflict between the political establishment of Sokoto and the Tijanis of the province in the late 1940s, focusing on its literary ramifications in the form of Hausa and… Expand
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