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Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa

We facilitate scholarship on the Islamic tradition of learning in Africa and promote awareness of the role of Islam in African societies.

Emir of Kano speaking

Emir of Kano Visits Northwestern

His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, Nigeria, visited Northwestern on April 23, 2018, in conjunction with ISITA's "Islam in Global Africa" conference.
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Symposium Showcases Dialogue on Educating Muslim Youth

On November 26, ISITA hosted authors Shenila Khoja-Moolji and Hannah Hoechner for a dialogue about their recent books on educating Muslim youth in South Asia and Nigeria. 
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PAS L+L: Wendell Hassan Marsh - Shaykh Musa Kamara and the Genealogy of an African Islamic Modernity

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 620 Library Place, 620 Library Place

Join the Program of African Studies as we provide lunch and a lecture. Wendell Hassan Marsh, Buffett Postdoctoral Fellow...

Revival from Below, The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive

Revival From Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam Faculty Book Colloquium presented by Professor Brannon Ingram,...