Sharia or Shura: Contending Approaches to Muslim Politics in Nigeria and Senegal (Hardcover)

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Although Muslims in northern Nigeria and Senegal share a common Islamic background in the Sufi tradition, the societies differ in their attitudes and approaches to public affairs. This book provides explanations for the divergence using factors such as the pre-colonial and colonial experiences; socio-political structures of the nation-states; and the structures and forms of Muslim brotherhoods and organizations.

About the Author


Sakah Saidu Mahmud is associate professor of Political Science and the Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Global Studies at Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin, Nigeria. His writings on politics of religion (Islam) include contributions to the Choice award-winning, Democracy and Religion: Free Exercise and Diverse Vision, (2004), and The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntington's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to the Virtual Ummah (2009).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780739175644
ISBN-10: 0739175645
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Pages: 196
Language: English