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Islamic Thought in Africa

By: Ajura, Alhaj Yusuf Salih / Tr. Ibrahim, ZakyiShare

Language: English

Hardcover

This is the first English translation of and commentary on the collected poems of Alhaj Yusuf Ali Ajura (1910–2004), a northern Ghanaian orthodox Islamic scholar, poet, and polemicist known as Afa Ajura, or «scholar from Ejura». The poems, all handwritten in Arabic script, mainly in the Ghanaian language of Dagbani and also Arabic, explore the author’s socio-religious beliefs. In the accompanying introduction, the translator examines the diverse themes of the poems and how they challenge Tijaniyyah Sufi clerics and traditional practices such as idol worship.

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By:Ajura, Alhaj Yusuf Salih / Tr. Ibrahim, Zakyi
Language:English
Format:Hardcover
Pages: 231 pp
Publisher:YUP, New Haven, 2021
Dimensions:17 x 24 cm
ISBN-13:9780300207118
Topic:African Muslims - Poetry

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Alhaj Yusuf ali Ajura (1910–2004) was an orthodox Islamic scholar, poet, and polemicist from northern Ghana. Zakyi Ibrahim is professor and chair of the Religious Studies Department at California State University, Fullerton

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