Sufism in Africa: Mouride, Layene, Amadou Bamba, Abdalqadir As-Sufi, Tijaniyyah, Shadhili, Gnawa, Hamallayya, Nasir Kabara

 
9781156100431: Sufism in Africa: Mouride, Layene, Amadou Bamba, Abdalqadir As-Sufi, Tijaniyyah, Shadhili, Gnawa, Hamallayya, Nasir Kabara
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Chapters: Mouride, Layene, Amadou Bamba, Abdalqadir As-Sufi, Tijaniyyah, Shadhili, Gnawa, Hamallayya, Nasir Kabara. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 55. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Ahmadou Bamba, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké (1853-1927) (Aamadu Bamba Mbàkke in Wolof, Shaykh Amad ibn Muammad ibn abb Allh in Arabic, also known as Khadmu 'l-Rasl or "The Servant of the messenger" in Arabic, and as Sëriñ Tuubaa or "Cheikh of Tuubaa" in Wolof), was a Muslim Sufi religious leader in Senegal and the founder of the large Mouride Brotherhood (the Muridiyya). See Muslim brotherhoods of Senegal. Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba was a mystic and religious leader who produced a prodigious quantity of poems and tracts on meditation, rituals, work, and Qur'anic study. Politically, Ahmadou Bamba led a pacifist struggle against French colonialism while not waging outright war on the French as several prominent Tijaan marabouts had done. Shaykh Amadu Bàmba Mbàkke was born in the village of Mbacké (Mbàkke Bawol in Wolof) in the Kingdom of Baol, the son of a marabout from the Xaadir (Qadriyya) brotherhood, the oldest in Senegal. A religious prayer leader, poet and monk, Ahmadou Bamba founded the Mouride brotherhood in 1883 and the city of Touba. In one of his numerous writings, 'Matlabul Fawzeyni' (the quest for happiness in both worlds), Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba describes the purpose of the city which he founded in 1887. In his concept, Touba should reconcile the spiritual and the temporal. Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba intended to have the spiritual capital of his brotherhood showing all the characteristics of a Muslim city. Reuters translated a notable phrase attributed to him, "Work as if you will live forever and pray as if you will die tomorrow." As his fame spread, the French colonial government worried about Bamba...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1024188

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