AFST 213 UNIT 4 Religion in Africa Class

AFST 213 UNIT 4 Religion in Africa Class - AFST 213 UNIT 4:...

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AFST 213 UNIT 4: Religion in Africa African Indigenous Religions Common Features and beliefs - Supreme Being - Pantheon of other deities & spirit forces—gods & goddesses - Animism - Totems - Ancestor veneration - Two worlds: human & spirit - Sacred rather than secular community - Reincarnation & life after death - Belief in magic & witchcraft - Individuals endowed with spiritual power: Diviners, healers, seers, rain-makers, intermediaries, priests, priestesses Islam Muhammad ibn Abdullah of Makka (Mecca) Archangel Gabriel & Mount Hira Propagation of Islam Monotheism: Single god –Allah Five Pillars of Islam: o The faith
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o Prayer o Giving alms to the community o Fasting o Pilgrimage (the hajj) to Mecca Institutions 1. The Quran 2. Hadith 3. Sharia 4. Sunna Physical spaces 1. Mosque 2. Court of law 3. Schools: Koranic schools, madrasa; universities—al-Azhar, Cairo & the Sankore in Timbuktu Introduction to Africa - Arab conquests - Egypt & Coptic Christianity - The Berbers & Arabization
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