n Journal for Islamic Studies - Scholars of the circles : training of Qè¥s and transmission of Islamic scholarship along the East African Coast from the mid-19th century to the 21st century
|Article Title||Scholars of the circles : training of Qè¥s and transmission of Islamic scholarship along the East African Coast from the mid-19th century to the 21st century|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||104 - 143|
Since the mid-19th century, darsa has played a significant role in shaping Islamic scholarship along the East African coast. This article discusses, firstly, the methodology adopted in darsa teaching and the influence of chuo (Qur<n School) on the orientation of Qè¥s. Islamic learning was based on a comprehensive syllabus (manhaj) that incorporated various disciplines to train Qè¥s for their future career. Secondly, the syllabus and its role in training Qè¥s are examined. Towards the turn of the twentieth century, a formalised system of Islamic learning was established in form of a madrasa, and the older syllabus was modified. The final part of the article illustrates the role of Qè¥s in the transmission of Islamic learning over generations through an intellectual chain.
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