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Jakhanke
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The Jakhanke, a specialised community of religious professionals or clerics with their roots in the Mali Empire (c. 627–1009/1230–1600), have devoted themselves to the tradition of peaceful propagation of Islam in society. Plying the paths of trade and pilgrimage to promote a tradition of peaceful Islam in remote hinterlands, the Jakhanke guided the course of Islam in the provinces of the Mali Empire and beyond. Established i…

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Sanneh, Lamin, “Jakhanke”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27731>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305748, 2016, 2016-1



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