Communauté Musulmane du Burkina Faso
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The Communauté Musulmane du Burkina Faso—CMBF, founded in 1962 and initially named Communauté Musulmane de Haute-Volta, until the country’s name Haute-Volta (Upper Volta) was changed to Burkina Faso on 4 August 1984—was the first national Islamic association in Burkina Faso. The founders wanted to create a national organisation to achieve Muslim solidarity. During its first congress, in December 1962, the association adopted an apolitical and reformist stance, referring in article 4 of its statutes t…

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Madore, Frédérick and Gomez-Perez, Muriel, “Communauté Musulmane du Burkina Faso”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27698>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: 9789004269620, 2014, 2014-3



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