By Sylviane A. Diouf
Publish 12 months note: First released November 1st, 1998
Servants of Allah provides a heritage of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas. even supposing many imagine that what Muslim religion they introduced with them to the Americas used to be quick absorbed into the hot Christian milieu, as Sylviane A. Diouf demonstrates during this meticulously-researched, groundbreaking quantity, Islam flourished in the course of slavery on a wide scale. She information how, even whereas enslaved, many Muslims controlled to stick to lots of the precepts in their faith. Literate, city, and well-traveled, they drew on their association, team spirit and the power in their ideals to play a tremendous half within the such a lot famous slave uprisings. yet for all their accomplishments and contributions to the background and cultures of the African Diaspora, the Muslims were mostly missed.
Servants of Allah --a selection 1999 remarkable educational Title--illuminates the position of Islam within the lives of either person practitioners and groups, and indicates that although the faith didn't continue to exist within the Americas in its orthodox shape, its mark are available in convinced religions, traditions, and creative creations of individuals of African descent. This fifteenth anniversary version has been up-to-date to incorporate new fabrics and research, a assessment of advancements within the box, customers for brand spanking new study, and new illustrations.