Islam has been a highly influential factor on the African continent for over a millennium, adding much to the fabric of indigenous African cultures through various dimensions of its religious faith and visual language. As in other parts of the world, Islamic conversion was effected through trade and migration far more often than by force. In Africa, Islam has taken many unique forms as the product of many different conversion experiences.

Islam and Indigenous African Culture

Islamic Africa Today (Map)

The Advent of Islam in West Africa

The Mosque and West African Islam

Rise of Islam in Northern Ghana

The Advent of Islam in East Africa

The Mosque and East African Islam