Islam and Muslims in Senegal

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Capital: Dakar
Population: 15 million (July 2018 est.)
Muslims Percent: 95.9% (approx. 14.4 million)

Daily life in Dakar [PDF]

Senegal's Mourides: Islam's mystical entrepreneurs - BBC

An Introduction to Senegal’s Wolof People - Culture Trip

The honorary revolutionaries - Reportage

Breaking the cycle of FGM - Al Jazeera Interactive

05/05/2019 These youths in Senegal are supposed to be studying Islam, but many are begging in the streets - Los Angeles Times
02/04/2019 Senegal's Macky Sall starts second term with call for dialogue - Al Jazeera
28/10/2018 Senegal's mass Mouride pilgrimage converges on holy city of Touba - news24
29/09/2018 Senegal split over legalizing traditional medicine - Al Jazeera
17/05/2018 Senegal's women-run radio stations broadcast for peace - Al Jazeera
23/10/2017 Senegal child marriage: 'I am not angry at my mother any more' - Al Jazeera
28/05/2017 For women left behind in Senegal, the exodus to Europe brings rewards, risk and regret - The Globe and Mail, Canada
09/01/2017 Dreaming of Europe: the last young man left in a Senegalese village - The Guardian
24/12/2016 The magic and solidarity of celebrating Christmas in a 95%-Muslim country - Quartz
05/10/2015 No country for young men: Senegal's villages deserted for dreams of Europe - Reuters
05/08/2015 Senegal imam calls for 'green jihad' - Al Jazeera
15/06/2013 Youssou N'Dour takes Senegal to the world - Al Jazeera
12/09/2012 Polygamy Throttles Women in Senegal - IPS News
26/03/2012 Senegal opposition celebrates election win as Macky Sall heads to landslide win over longtime incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade
28/02/2012 Runoff likely as Senegal counts votes - Al Jazeera
26/02/2012 Thies: The sleepy town that may sway Senegal - Al Jazeera
23/02/2012 Senegal's scenic island, Goree, exposes horrors of slave trade - CNN
22/02/2012 N'Dour defies police to lead a protest against Senegal 'dictator' - Independent, UK
24/06/2011 Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade in U-turn after protests - The Guardian
23/02/2010 Jennifer Lang on Islam in Senegal - Berkley Center
14/12/2008 Tourism: Why Senegal is now on the winter sun map - The Guardian
13/12/2007 Senegal bans reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly for criticizing president Abdoulaye Wade - Reuters
23/11/2007 Concessions fail to end riots over ban on Dakar's street hawkers - The Guardian
19/12/2006 Independent Appeal: Child slaves of Senegal beg to fill their master's bowl - Independent, UK
20/06/2006 Spiritual work bears fruit in Senegal - BBC
30/09/2005 A driving force for Senegal's women - BBC
16/02/2005 Caught Up in the Aura of a Senegalese Saint, Sheikh Amadou Bamba - New York Times
24/10/2004 Senegalese Opt for National zakah Body - IslamOnline
02/07/2004 Youssou N'Dour, 'Egypt' and Islam - NPR
24/05/2004 Kids beg for hours to fund Muslim teachers - ReliefWeb
02/02/2004 Islamic rappers storm Senegal charts - BBC
24/03/2003 Passport to Paradise: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal - Islam Online
24/03/2003 Baaba Maal The Best Of The Early Years Review - BBC
20/06/2002 Senegal Cut the Magic, Let Their Feet Do the Talking - Islam Online
03/06/2002 Coach of Senegal Football Team Publicly Embraces Islam - Islam Online
01/06/2002 Senegalese Could Observe Prayer, Yet Not Miss The Opening Match - Islam Online
21/11/2000 Senegalese President Argues For Separation Of Faith And State - Islam Online
08/05/2000 Inside the Holy City of Touba - Islam for Today


Islam in Senegal - Wikipedia

The Sufi Muslim brotherhoods of Senegal - Wikipedia

Country Profile - BBC

Touba - Wikipedia


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