An Islamic Alliance: Ali Dinar and the Sanusiyya, 1906-1916
An Islamic Alliance uses non-European sources to portray the defense, by devoutly Islamic leaders, of some of the last parts of the African continent to be conquered during the imperial European "scramble for Africa" that ended with the First World War. These surviving pieces of diplomatic correspondence concentrate on the alliance between Ali Dinar, prince of the sultanate of Dar Fur in the western Sudan, and the leaders of the Sanusi brotherhood then based in southern Libya. In contrast to the European view of the alliance as ephemeral, the documents indicate a sincere, passionate attempt to join--despite immense physical difficulties--an ancient monarchist tradition to a more modern, trade-based sociopolitical organization.
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Abd al-Qadir Abd al-Rahim Abesher Abu Bakr al-Ghadamsi AH Dinar Ahmad al-Rifi Ahmad al-Sharif al-Fashir al-Ghazali al-Mahdi al-Nasr al-Sanusi al-Sayyid Muhammad Alali Ali Dinar Amen ammunition Anglo-Egyptian arrived Asil Benghazi brother camels caravan Chad command Compassionate conjectural reading Cyrenaica Dar Fur Dar Tama Darfur Document Dud Murra eminent Faraj Khalifa Farewell Fazzan French Fur sultan God's Gouro grant him peace greetings Ibrahim al-Gharbi Idris ikhwan Islam Italian ivory Kabbabish Kapteijns Khartoum king Kufra Lacuna letter Libya lord Muhammad Mahdist Mahdist Faith Majabra majesty Masalit master merchants Merciful Millennium Muhammad Abid Muhammad Yunus noble NRO Intelligence oasis Ottoman Praise present refuge regard Salih Abu Karim salutations Sanusi leaders Sanusiyya Sayyid sent servant Shaykh Sidi Spaulding Spelled as shown Sudan Sultan Ali Dinar Sultan Zakariya Tama Tayra Tchad trade Triaud Tripoli Tuareg victory Wadai Wadaian written in Kufra zawiya