The Persistence of divination among the Swahili Muslims in Kenya: Beliefs and Practices

 
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This book gives a critical analysis of divination as practiced among the Swahili of Kenya coast. Radical changes in lifestyles were not associated with initial Islamization but in latter days Swahili contextualized Islam to recognize some of their cultural practices alongside Orthodox Islam. The belief and practice of divination is among such cultural practices that continue to current times. It is a practice used by some to control their social and physical environment and determine, in some cases knowledge about their future lives. Through manipulation, explanation and prediction, divination is employed to attain this important human goal. However, Orthodox Islam condemns the belief and practice of divination. Data for this study was gathered from Swahili Muslims of Mombasa District Kenya to investigate the persistence of this belief and practice of divination. It will also explain the reasons responsible for the belief in and practice of divination among the Swahili Muslims.

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Esha Faki Mwinyihaji is a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Maseno University, Kenya. She is a researcher in the field of Muslim Women's right and the Shari'a, with a focus on sharia, education, politics, marriage, inheritance and property ownership.She has also written on Islam and mystic powers and HIV.

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