Mapping Eastleigh for Christian-Muslim Relations
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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We thank Prof. Esther Mombo (DVC-AA) of St. Paul’s University for her support of CCMRE, as expressed in her Foreword. We acknowledge the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims (SUPKEM) in the person of Dr. Hassan Kinyua for its moral support as expressed in his Foreword. ...
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Interfaith forums help disseminate comprehensive knowledge which may help to supply basic needs, social services, counseling, and economic development by empowering the world with All the Prophets of Allah initiated Interfaith Communities in their own times whenever there were interfaith issues to address such as economics, business, and trade so as to make sure that there were no under-served people in any area. Remember the Prophet Muhammad and ...
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St. Paul’s University (SPU) in line with its vision and mission has been on the frontline of preparing courses that are relevant to society at large. Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, HIV and AIDS, and leadership development are some of the areas where SPU offers creative and innovative opportunities. For a number of years now the university has run a postgraduate Diploma and MA degree programme in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. ...
INTRODUCTION - Mapping this Book
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The book in your hands is the first publication of the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh (CCMRE). This Centre was established in 2010 by St. Paul’s University (SPU), in Limuru, Kenya, as one of the University’s practical programmes, in the area of Christian-Muslim relations. The CCMRE was established as a result of the joint efforts of Joseph Wandera and the present writer, and is co-managed by them on behalf of St. Paul’s ...
CHAPTER ONE - Mapping the Contexts of Eastleigh
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In this chapter the historical, demographic, socio-economic and religious context of Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya is described. Some facts and figures about the Estate are given, alongside some more general features. A brief historical overview of Eastleigh will help readers to understand Eastleigh’s context from a primarily Somali migration perspective. The focus of this article is on the distinct religious phenomena one encounters in Eastleigh, such as utterances of Muslim faith (īmān) and ...
CHAPTER TWO - Mapping the Diversity of Eastleigh
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This chapter seeks to describe the contrasts in Eastleigh spatiality from the dual perspectives of the author (a resident researcher in Eastleigh) and the media. The cognition of Eastleigh spatiality oscillates between the contrasting extremes of the resident’s personal and subjective experience of the place on the one hand, and the media’s “objective” and stereotype depiction of Eastleigh on the other; sincere religious piety on the one hand, and ...
CHAPTER THREE - Mapping Eastleigh as a Public Platform: The World of Street Preachers
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This contribution examines Muslim public preachers and their sermons in Eastleigh, Nairobi. It discusses how the preachers ‘debate’ with Christians. The preachers engage in open-air preaching (mihadhara) to dispute the teachings of Christianity and call Christians to embrace Islam. The article argues that public preaching as a form of engagement between Muslims and Christians has negative effects on relations between members of the two traditions. The contribution proposes an alternative ...
CHAPTER FOUR - A Street Preacher’s Da’wah
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The contribution below was solicited from a public preacher in Eastleigh. The views expressed do not represent the position of the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations (CCMRE). However, we hope the reader will find the contribution useful in terms of providing some insights on how the preachers view Islamic public preaching in Eastleigh, Nairobi is an initiative of 8th Street Da’wah Group which was formed over nineteen years ago by a number of people who had been doing ...
CHAPTER FIVE - A Sūfī Perspective on Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh and Beyond
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A Sūfī Perspective on Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh In Eastleigh and the neighbouring estate of Pumwani, sufism 53 is widely practiced. The sūfī brotherhoods represent the majority of Muslims in Eastleigh and Pumwani. The Brotherhoods, spread throughout the streets of the estates, are comprised of many turūq (sūfī orders, or brotherhoods) such as Qadiriya, Shadhiliya and Da’watil Islami from Pakistan. Yet, the wider world seems hardly to be ...
CHAPTER SIX - Mapping Eastleigh for Christian-Muslim Relations: A Project Report
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...is nothing less than the contours of the human experience itself: the never-ending attempt to imagine a place for ourselves in the world.’g41g42 This chapter explores the option of studying Eastleigh spatiality jointly by Christians and Muslims as a “lived experience” and understanding together how mapping the commonly shared space can enhance our insights into Christian-Muslim relations. Twelve teams of mappers consisting of one ...
CHAPTER SEVEN - How Mapping Can Build Christian-Muslim Relationships
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...g4g6g16g16g11g14g9g1g3g6g18g19g12g7g11g9g10g1g8g15g17g1g2g10g17g11g18g19g11g6g14g21g4g20g18g12g11g13g1g5g7g12g6g19g11g15g14g18g1During several intensive days in Eastleigh, Susan and Kaltuma form a casual pair, but may end up becoming lifetime friends. They have met for a “mapping” project organized by the Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations in Eastleigh (CCMRE). The “mapping team” of Susan and Kaltuma, which started by finding out each other’s origin and religion, gradually develops into a cautious ...
APPENDIX 1 - The Eastleigh Mapping Pictorial
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It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The pictures below are meant to present the human face of mapping—how Christians and Muslims were brought together in renewed self-perceptions and closer bonding as a result of their existential engagamenet with place by mapping the steets of The experience of mapping the Eastleigh spatiality afforded Christian and Muslim mappers the opportuniy to work together in mapping teams which helped them obtain social and ...
APPENDIX 2 - List of Contributors
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APPENDIX 3 - List of Mappers
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APPENDIX 4 - Letter from the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslim (SUPKEM) Supporting the Eastleigh Mapping Project
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Publication Year: 2013