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RELI 2080 - SalafisminWestAfrica

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Salafism in West Africa 03:45 Muslim conquests of North Africa began in the 7 th  century where there were  Coptic Christians who did not support byzantine authority. Tamazish- Language not understood by Arabs. Adopted Islam early on. (tribal  unit). Sudan which means black becomes an important source of gold for the inland  Muslim empire.  Zanjid- Black Slaves responsible for agriculture, revolted and established the first  Islamic state in history- in Iraq.  Early Islam did not forbid slavery. Slaves were considered part of the household  (could have an intimiate relationship with their masters).  Sometimes slaves were castrated to prevent a sexual relationship with their  masters, especially in Africa.  Ghana- Takrur (11 th century )-  Syncretic version of religion in Africa- Certain forms of public Islam alongside  worshipping of idols. Muslims reforms had to fight against this in order to purify 
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course RELI 2080 taught by Professor Ahmedalrahim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.

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