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Author Østebø, Terje.

Title Localising Salafism : religious change among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia / by Terje Østebø.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxiv, 380 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Islam in Africa ; v. 12.
Islam in Africa ; v. 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter One. Introduction --- Chapter Two. Salafism Localisation and Religious Change --- Chapter Three. The Islamisation of Southeast Ethiopia and Bale --- Chapter Four. The Religious Universe of the Oromo in Bale --- Chapter Five. The Emergence of Salafism in Bale --- Chapter Six. Responding to Salafism --- Chapter Seven. The Derg and Processes of Change --- Chapter Eight. Democratisation and Dawa --- Chapter Nine. Salafism Politics and Ethnicity --- Chapter Ten. Concluding Discussion.
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Summary The political transition in 1991 and the new regime's policy towards the ethnic and religious diversity in Ethiopia have contributed to increased activities from various Islamic reform movements. Among these, we find the Salafi movement which expanded rapidly throughout the 1990s, particularly in the Oromo-speaking south-eastern parts of the country. This book sheds light on the emergence and expansion of Salafism in Bale. Focusing on the diversified body of situated actors and their role in the process of religious change, it discusses the early arrival of Salafism in the late 1960s, follows it through the Marxist period (1974-1991) before discussing the rapid expansion of the movement in the 1990s. The movement's dynamics and the controversies emerging as a result of the reforms are discussed, particularly with reference to different understandings of sources for religious knowledge and the role of Islamic literacy. -- Back cover.
Subject Islam -- Ethiopia -- History.
Salafīyah -- Ethiopia.
Oromo (African people) -- Ethiopia.
Variant Title Religious change among Oromo Muslims in Bale, Ethiopia.
ISBN 9789004217492 (electronic book)
9789004184787 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004184783 (hardback : alk. paper)