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


Sakah Saidu Mahmud

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 196 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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.