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Guidance (Uwongozi) by Sheikh al-Amin Mazrui : Selections from the First Swahili Islamic Newspaper

Author :  Kai Kresse & Hassan Mwakimako (Ed)

Product Details

  • Country Tanzania
  • Publisher Mkuki Na Nyota Publishers Ltd., Tanzania
  • ISBN9789987083213
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2017
  • Bib. Infoxx, 182p. Includes Index
  • Product Weight350 gms.
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Sheikh al-Amin Mazrui wrote his essays of this Guidance ( Uwongozi) collection in Mombasa between 1930 and 1932, providing social critique and moral guidance to Kenya’s coastal Muslims during a period of their decline during British colonial rule. The essays were initially published as a series of double-sided pamphlets called Sahifa (The Page), the first Swahili Islamic newspaper. Inspired by contemporary debates of Pan-Islam and Islamic modernism, and with a critical eye on British colonialism, this leading East African modernist takes issue with his peers, in a sharply critical and yet often humorous tone. Al-Amin Mazrui was the first to publish Islamic educational prose and social commentary in Swahili. This bi-lingual edition makes fascinating reading for specialists and general readers.

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