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Sufis and Scholars of the Sea


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1. The Al Ba (Bani) Alawi 2. The Al Bin Sumayt 3. Ahmad B. Abi Bakr B. Sumayt: Childhood and Youth in the Comoro Islands 4. Hadramawt Revisited. Family and Scholarly Networks Reinforced 5. Travelling Years: Zanzibar-Istanbul-Cairo-Mecca-Java-Zanzibar: 1885-1888 6. IBN Sumayt, the Alawis and the Shafti I Ulama of Zanzibar C. 1870-1925: Profile of the Learned Class: Recruitment, Training and Careers 7. Scriptural Islam in East Africa: THe Alawiyya, Arabization and the Indigenization of Islam in East Africa, 1880-1925 8. The Work of a Qadi: IBN Sumayt and the Official Roles of the Zanzibari Ulama in the British-Bu SA IDI State, C. 1890-1925 9. Educational Efforts Within the Colonial State: The Ulama and The Quest for Secular Education 10. The Death of a Generation

About the Author

Anne K. Bang is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway.


'Sufis and Scholars of the Sea is a fine scholarly work. It is well researched, focused, and excellently presented. It deserves attention for its original approach, and for the wealth of previously unpublished information.' - Asian Journal of Social Science

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