Most muslims in africa are sunni the complexity of islam in africa is revealed in the various schools of thought traditions and voices in many african countries the practice of islam on the continent is not static and is constantly being reshaped by prevalent social economic and political conditions. The history of islam in africa edited by nehemia levtzion and randall l pouwels the history of the islamic faith on the continent of africa spans fourteen centuries for the first time in a single volume the history of islam in africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural political geographic and religious past of this significant presence on a continent wide scale. Mansa musa and islam in africa crash course world history 16 what exactly was going on there it turns out it was a lot of trade converting to islam visits from ibn battuta trade . The introduction of islam into east africa followed a somewhat different path from that in west africa east africa includes a broad swath of territory embracing the modern nations of somalia kenya uganda rwanda burundi tanzania malawi and mozambique. Islam in africa is a direct counter to these african additions to pure islam the authors describe how globalization is aiding the spread of wahhabi and salafist ideas into africa what is interesting to note however is that the battle against africas sufi islam is not a recent phenomenon
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