International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | Somalia | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Clan and Islamic Identities in Somali Society

Omar Abdi Mohamed Qasaye [15]

Abstract: The papers investigate a wide range of clan and Islamic identity influences on day-to-day living, Somali society, armed organizations in general, and even Somalia's role as a source or haven for violence in the wider world. The influences of clan in politics and Islamic identities on piracy and al-Ashabaab, as well as the connections between these identities, will all be covered in this article, along with the sources, methods, and lines employed. with Somalis common sets of ancestry, traditions, race, language, history, society, nation, religion, or social treatment within Somalis residing area, as Author I suggest that that clan and Islamic identities are crucial variables for understanding of the motivations, intentions and behaviour-Islamic identity is not necessarily unifying, nor is clan identity inevitably a fragmentary force; each are dynamic and changeable forces that have been used to mobilize and motivate clan and militias and sub-state groups, but also have potential roles in stabilization. Radical Islam appears to be a self-limiting force in Somalia, partly because of clan identities; the degree to which it is inherently threatening is disputed.

Keywords: Clan, Islamic Identities, Somali Society

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 15 - 25

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