Pages from Cape Muslim History
A history of the South African Muslim community
First edition. Paperback. 24 × 17cm, xi + 182pp.
A history of the Cape Muslims, also known as Cape Malays, in the Cape region of South Africa. They are descended from slaves who were brought to South Africa during British and Dutch rule. This history runs from the seventeenth century through to the twentieth. Contents:
1. The early Cape Muslims: victims of European colonising activities in Asia and Africa.
2. In the footsteps of the Companions: Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar (1626–1699).
3. Alternative education: Tuan Guru and the formation of the Cape Muslim community.
4. 'My religion is superior to the law': the survival of Islam at the Cape of Good Hope.
5. Imam Achmat Sadik Achmat (1813–1879): imam, soldier, politician and educator.
6. The origins of the Hanafi-Shafi'i dispute and the impact of Abu Bakr Effendi (1835–1880).
7. From social cohesion to religious discord: the life and times of Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks (1871–1945).
8. The 'hifz' tradition at the Cape: the contribution of Shaykh Muhammad Salih Solomon.
9. The influence of 'tasawwuf' on Islamic practices at the Cape.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little finger-marking to the page edges.