My Neighbour's Faith: Challenge

My Neighbour's Faith: Challenge


It is claimed that Islam, unlike Christianity, is more in tune with the African personality and heritage than its Western-Christian rival. These claims imply that African traditional values fared better in encounters with Arab-Islamic tradition than in encounters with Christianity.

The main problem with such romantic conclusions is that they are based on a highly selective, revisionist history. Historical facts like the Muslim involvement in slavery and the savagery of the Muslim jihad in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are either glossed over or simply denied.

John Azumah, pp. 8-9


While many Christians in the West have become uneasy about and even averse to missions in post-colonial times, Islamic governments across the world are engaged in aggressive propagation of Islam, especially in Africa, Asia and the West. Many African Muslim intellectuals believe that European colonialism interrupted the natural spread of Islam leaving them with an unfinished agenda. They thus see their mission in post-colonial Africa as the Islamisation and Arabisation of the Christian and animist South.

John Azumah, p. 13

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My Neighbour's Faith: Introduction

My Neighbour's Faith: Introduction