Pluralism and Adaptation in the Islamic Practice of Senegal and Ghana is a digital library of multi-media resources that demonstrate how innovative Africans have been in the history of Islam and Islamic practice and how they continue to live and experience Islam.
Four digital galleries – two from Senegal and two from Ghana – emphasize pluralism – the coexistence and indeed the mutual respect among people of different religious persuasions – and adaptation – situations where Islam takes root in a particular society and culture that changes over time.
Through maps, images, multi-lingual audio, video, and textual materials, these galleries shed light on ways diverse Muslim communities in West Africa cooperate with one another and with followers of other faith and indigenous traditions.
Participating history faculty:
- David Robinson, Professor of History, Michigan State University