“Islam spread through West Africa through nonviolent means.”
Our ideas of Africa nowadays consist of everything from famines, war, refugees fleeing their homeland, to the recent shootings of black people by police, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
But this race of beautiful, strong, and intelligent people surely had to have a noble history.
In this illuminating lecture, Dr Rudolph Bilal Ware takes us on a journey through history and gives us some lessons that we can learn from the history of the West African people.
Dr. Ware focuses on two characteristics of these people; firstly, that the spread of Islam through Africa was solely through peaceful means, and secondly, that there was less focus on convincing people and more focus on benefitting all humanity by doing good works.
Whether you’re looking for information on a history project or involved in campus dawah, or just feel the need to know more about the African people, this short talk will provide many answers to the questions in your mind.
Our thanks to Lamppost Education Initiative for this recording.
Resources for Seekers
- Be Light: Three Keys To Being Ambassadors Of The Prophet
- Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Doing Dawah
- The Hymn of Muslim Slaves: Ratib al-Haddad in Cape Malay History
- Just Be Muslim, Not A Brand Manager for Islam
- VIDEO: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani on How Islam Spread in Africa