Islam and politics in West Africa: Minority and majority models

Most Muslims in Senegal, Nigeria and West Africa as a whole seem less than prepared for the establishment of the majority model of Islamic political and social existence as developed in Iran. Sunni visions of a reformed Islamic state, such as those propagated by the Muslim Brethren in Egypt over the...

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Published in:The Muslim world
Main Author: Ryan, Patrick J.
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: Wiley-Blackwell 1987
In:The Muslim world
Year: 1987, Volume: 77, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-15
Further subjects:B Islam
B Africa
B Africa Islam
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Summary:Most Muslims in Senegal, Nigeria and West Africa as a whole seem less than prepared for the establishment of the majority model of Islamic political and social existence as developed in Iran. Sunni visions of a reformed Islamic state, such as those propagated by the Muslim Brethren in Egypt over the past five decades or by certain Pakistani missionaries in West Africa, have attracted more attention in West Africa over the past decade. This majority model of Sunni thought has appealed particularly to younger university-educated Muslims anxious to demonstrate their independence of Christian and European models of social and political existence. (Internat. Pol. Science Assoc.)
ISSN:0027-4909
Contains:In: The Muslim world