Aug 27, 2009

The History of Islam in Africa


A popular topic in a beautiful courtyard setting at the Dar al Islam Institute in New Mexico, Sulayman Nyang discusses the development of Islam in Africa beginning with the first migration of Muslims to Abbisynia to their expansion into Spain. This renowned historian on Islam begins by looking at how and why Islam crossed the Red Sea from Arabia into Africa and how the Muslim civilization became dominant in this region of the world at the time. A brief historical background of Egypt is looked at in order to provide a context for understanding the spread of Islam across North Africa. And the processes of Arabization and Islamization are discussed as Islam eventually spread south of the Sahara into the rest of Africa. Dr. Nyang also covers the Berbers in Libya and their assimilation into Arab culture as well as the establishment of the Muslim naval power and the various sufi movements that played a huge role in this profound expansion. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers' Institute seminar).
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