H-IslamInAfrica promotes scholarly research, both within and outside Africa, in all areas and disciplines of the social sciences and humanities relevant to Islam in Africa. We want to encourage international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and meaningful dialogue among persons engaged in research on Islam in Africa. Toward those ends, the network aims to:

  • Encourage the publication and dissemination of scholarly and artistic works as well as primary sources on Islamic studies and related topics.
  • Organize panels, symposia, and conferences on Islam in Africa at meetings of regional, national and international organizations.
  • And provide the general public with information on issues of historical, cultural, and contemporary interest in Islam in Africa.

Recent Content

Scott Steven Reese
Nurfadzilah Yahaya

Yahaya on Reese, 'Imperial Muslims: Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839-1937'

Scott Steven Reese. Imperial Muslims: Islam, Community and Authority in the Indian Ocean, 1839-1937. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017. ix + 212 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-9765-6.

Reviewed by Nurfadzilah Yahaya (National University of Singapore) Published on H-IslamInAfrica (January, 2019) Commissioned by Saarah Jappie (University of the Witwatersrand)

Islamic Architecture in Africa

Dear colleagues, 

I am the Archnet Content Manager and Interim Program Head of the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT LIbraries (AKDC@MIT https://libraries.mit.edu/akdc/).  We are seeking to improve and augement Archnet's coverage of issues relating to architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, art history, and conservation of culturally significant architecture in Africa, particuarly within the context of Muslim societies.