Muslim holy man who lived from 1853 until 1927. Bamba's
teachings emphasized charity, humility, peace, self-reliance, and the
dignity of work. Bamba is a saint ("Wali Allah" in Arabic,
or "Friend of God"),
and the Mouride movement has developed around his messages and examples.
One of the
world's great religions, with more than a billion and a half followers.
One of every
three Africans is Muslim, and Islam is growing so rapidly in the United
States that there
will soon be more Muslims than Jews in the U. S. The word Islam comes
from a root
meaning "peace," and refers to the surrender of one's will to Allah
(God) and His Messenger,
the Prophet Mohammed. Islam guides every aspect of existence, and so
it is more
a state of being and way of life for Muslims than the word "religion"
may mean to
A man living
in the late fifth and early sixth centuries CE in what is now Saudi
was chosen by Allah (God) as Prophet and Messenger. Muslims do not worship
they revere his examples and teachings.
of the saint Amadu Bamba, around whom the Mouride Movement has developed.
Nearly half of Senegalís eight million Muslims are Mourides.
who lives in Islam (noun), or something that pertains to Islam (adjective).
The word Muslim
comes from a root referring to submission.
book which contains the verbal revelations that the Prophet Mohammed
Allah (God). The Qur'an is an inspired book of stories about the prophets,
advice and many examples for pious living.
body of knowledge and way of life within Islam. Sufis learn to recognize
signs and numbers in every thing, place, circumstance, and relationship,
and the knowledge
they gain can be used to heal, protect, and promote welfare.
nations of the western part of the continent. From west to east, beginning
with those along the coast: Cape Verde Islands, Senegal, the Gambia,
Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Ghana,
Togo, Bénin, Nigeria;
proceeding to those inland: Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger.