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FOREWORD This book contains annotated translations ofthe corpus of works written by an intellectual giant of the nineteenth century, Nana Asma'u, whose fame is undimmed although she died nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. This learned and pious lady energetically rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the revival of Islam. She organized a public education system for women and was at the heart of a sisterhood which esteemed service to the community. This book is central to an understanding of Islam in West Africa and the significant role played by women in the region. Alhaji Dr. Sambo Wali b. Junaidu July 1995 Sokoto, Nigeria FOREWORD This book contains annotated translations ofthe corpus ofworks written by an intellectual giant of the nineteenth century, Nana Asma'u, whose fame is undimmed although she died nearly one hundred and fIfty years ago. This learned and pious lady energetically rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the revival of Islam. She organized a public education system for women and was at the heart of a sisterhood which esteemed service to the community. This book is central to an understanding of Islam in West Africa and the significant role played by women in the region. Alhaji Dr. Samba Wali b. Junaidu July 1995 Sakoto, Nigeria FOREWORD This book contains annotated translations ofthe corpus ofworks written by an intellectual giant of the nineteenth century, Nana Asma'u, whose fame is undimmed although she died nearly one hundred and fIfty years ago. This learned and pious lady energetically rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the revival of Islam. She organized a public education system for women and was at the heart of a sisterhood which esteemed service to the community. This book is central to an understanding of Islam in West Africa and the significant role played by women in the region. Alhaji Dr. Samba Wali b. Junaidu July 1995 Sakoto, Nigeria FOREWORD This book contains annotated translations ofthe corpus ofworks written by an intellectual giant of the nineteenth century, Nana Asma'u, whose fame is undimmed although she died nearly one hundred and fIfty years ago. This learned and pious lady energetically rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the revival of Islam. She organized a public education system for women and was at the heart of a sisterhood which esteemed service to the community. This book is central to an understanding of Islam in West Africa and the significant role played by women in the region. Alhaji Dr. Samba Wali b. Junaidu July 1995 Sakoto, Nigeria FOREWORD This book contains annotated translations ofthe corpus ofworks written by an intellectual giant of the nineteenth century, Nana Asma'u, whose fame is undimmed although she died nearly one hundred and fIfty years ago. This learned and pious lady energetically rallied public opinion behind a movement devoted to the revival of Islam. She organized a public education system for women and was at the heart of a sisterhood which esteemed service to the community. This book is central to an understanding of Islam in West Africa and the significant role played by women in the region. Alhaji Dr. Samba Wali b. Junaidu July 1995 Sakoto, Nigeria ...

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ISBN
9781609170653
Related ISBN
9780870134753
MARC Record
OCLC
605316199
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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