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Boyd & Mack/An Outline Chronology 17 sisterhood is significant46 Men's networks are evident everywhere in Hausaland: men go to the mosque, sit around outside each others' homes, congregate frequently for brotherhood prayer meetings and make journeys to attend extended family functions. Women also have a need to belong to a sisterhood which is supra-family, which makes them feel part of a larger and supportive group. Bori, in Gobir, gives them that. The current Inna says she helps any woman who contacts her for help - runaway wives for example. In Asma'u's time the Inna enjoyed a role ofpower and authority that spanned quotidian and spiritual realms, uniting women in a vast network through which they were able to reconstruct the self It was this leadership role for women that Nana Asma'u sought to incorporate and transform into a Muslim context, reasoning that nothing could be more reconstructing than Islam. AN OUTLINE CHRONOLOGY (*=Tentative date) 1793 Birth of Asma'u and twin Hassan. Shehu's important work IhyiP al-Sunna, about the revival of the Way ofthe Prophet Muhammad completed. 1795 Asma'u's mother died*. Asma'u was brought up by the Shehu's wives Aisha and Hauwa, Muhammad Bello's mother. 1804 21 February, Shehu made his hijra from Degel to Gudu - the start of the jihad. Battle of Tabkin Kwato occured and the emigration of the Shehu to Kebbi. 17 October invasion of Gobir by the entire Community including women and children. Defeat at Tsuntsuwa. 1805 Shehu retreated from Gobir. Abdullahi conquered Birnin Kebbi. Victory at Alwasa. 1807 Asma'u married Usman Gicfacfo. Attack on Gobir launched. 1808 3 October, AIKalawa, capital of Gobir, captured by army commanded by Muhammad Bello. Asma'u "helped" him with the miracle ofthe burning branch. 1809 Asma'u went to live in Sokoto, the new town built by Muhammad Bello. 1810 Asma'u's first son, Abdulkadir, is born.* Shehu moved to Sifawa where strenuous efforts 46I1La Jya ou Inna...[est) choisie par Ie Sarki pour l'aSslster dans son commandement, ret] elle apparait comme Ie double jeminin du ro;...[/esj Inna et Iya ont Qutorite sur (outes les femmes adeptes du Bori et de leurs Principaufes..." (Nicolas 1975: 340). Boyd & Mack/An Outline Chronology 17 sisterhood is significant'". Men's networks are evident everywhere in Hausaland: men go to the mosque, sit around outside each others' homes, congregate fi·equently for brotherhood prayer meetings and make journeys to attend extended family functions. Women also have a need to belong to a sisterhood which is supra-family, which makes them feel part of a larger and supportive group. Bori, in Gobir, gives them that. The current fnna says she helps any woman who contacts her for help - runaway wives for example. In Asma'u's time the fnna enjoyed a role of power and authority that spanned quotidian and spiritual realms, uniting women in a vast network through which they were able to reconstruct the self. It was this leadership role for women that Nana Asma'u sought to incorporate and transform into a Muslim context, reasoning that nothing could be more reconstructing than Islam. AN OUTLINE CHRONOLOGY (*=Tentative date) 1793 Birth of Asma'u and twin Hassan. Shehu's important work fhyiP al-Sunna, about the revival of the Way of the Prophet Muhammad completed. 1795 Asma'u's mother died*. Asma'u was brought up by the Shehu's wives Aisha and Hauwa, Muhammad Bello's mother. 1804 21 February, Shehu made his hijra from Degel to Gudu - the start of the jihad. Battle of Tabkin Kwato occured and the emigration of the Shehu to Kebbi. 17 October invasion of Gobir by the entire Community including women and children. Defeat at Tsuntsuwa. 1805 Shehu retreated from Gobir. Abdullahi conquered Birnin Kebbi. Victory at Alwasa. 1807 Asma'u married Usman Giaaao. Attack on Gobir launched. 1808 3 October, AlR:alawa, capital of Gobir, captured by army commanded by Muhammad Bello. Asma'u "helped" him with the miracle ofthe burning branch. 1809 Asma'u went to live in Sokoto, the new town built by Muhammad Bello. 1810 Asma'u's fITst son, Abdulkadir, is born* Shehu moved to Sifawa where strenuous efforts 4t5"La Iya 014 Inna...[est} choisie par Ie Sarkipour l'assister dans son commandement, let] die apparait comrne Ie double ftminin du roi..[les] Inna et 1ya ant auton'te sur routes lesfemmes adeptes du Bori et de leurs Principaute.L. n (Nicolas 1975: 340). Boyd & Mack/An...

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9781609170653
Related ISBN
9780870134753
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OCLC
605316199
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2012-12-20
Language
English
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