Quranic Studies Series
The Institute, through the Qur'anic Studies Unit, publishes the Qur’anic Studies Series in association with Oxford University Press. The Holy Qur’an has been an inexhaustible source of intellectual and spiritual reflection throughout Islamic history, giving rise to ever-proliferating commentaries and interpretations. Many of these have remained accessible only to specialists due to their intellectually demanding nature. Others, more widely read, remain un-translated from the primary language of their composition. This series aims to make some of these materials from a broad chronological range available to a wider readership through translation and publication in English.
This work aims to open up new discourses about Islam in sub-Saharan Africa through the examination of how Muslims in this geographical and socio- cultural context have engaged with the Qur’an . Covering a period from the twelfth/eighteenth century to the early twenty- first century, this multidisciplinary volume examines a variety of geographical locations in sub-Saharan Africa including Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. The book’s twelve case studies use different frameworks and methodological approaches from the academic disciplines of anthropology, art history, historiography and philology. They...