Ajami in the Senegambia

by Fallou Ngom

Abba Sagna

Biography: Abba Sagna is one of the most respected Muslim Jóola scholars in the city of Ziguinchor. After spending about seventeen years in Saudi Arabia for his studies, he came home and opened a modern Arabic school in the district of Perrisac in Ziguinchor. He also serves as Imam in the local mosque

Document Title: Islam and Tolerance in Jóola Society

Description: In this text, Abba Sagna addresses the issue of tolerance, solidarity and peace in his native Jóola society of Casamance and his experience in Saudi Arabia (where he spent seventeen years). He discusses the values of neighborliness and hospitality, and decries a growing lack of adherence to these values.