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64 Language of original: Source oftext: Introduction: Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Fulfulde Victory at Gawakuke Gawakuke Famarde 1835/1836-1251 Waziri Junaidu Work 9 This work is a celebration of an important victory by Muhammad Bello's forces at Gawakuke on Tuesday, 29 March 1836. Asma'u wrote a longer, more descriptive poem about the same battle in 1858; this is The Battle of Gawakuke (Work 38) to which the reader is referred. These works are evidence that Asma'u was part of the team which labored to preserve the set of ideas and attitudes associated with the reformist campaign ofthe Shehu. It also demonstrates that Asma'u was speaking of Bello as a "saint" (walijo, F., waliyyi, H) during his lifetime. She said, "Great blessings were obtained through this saint of God, son of God's saint" (v.19). This challenges the views of contemporary scholars, who date the "cultivation" ofthe sainthood ofthe Shehu and Bello after Bello's death in 1837, and root the whole matter in the "bitter controversy" over the jihadists' alleged association with the Tijaniyya brotherhood.!O! Instead, Asma'u links Bello's sainthood to this victory, which involved a miracle, the pouring forth of water. This miracle, in tum, echoed the miracle in which water appeared to the Prophet's desperate forces in the valley at al-Hijr on the Tabura campaign. Thus it creates a parallel between the Shehu's lOlThe following argument is the one refuted by evidence in Nana Asma'u's own writings: "The Qiidiriyya as a mystical association linked into the life of Shaikh Uthman b. Fudi had a shadowy pre-eminence in Hausaland from the late eighteenth century. But it was only through the subsequent stress of competition with a rival brotherhood, in contesting the exclusivist Tijani claims to spiritual superiority, that the Qiidiriyya took clear political shape as an organised brotherhood. This development can be dated from 1837 with the death of Shaikh Uthman's son Muhammad Bello. A bitter controversy developed after Bello's death as to whether or not he had accepted an initiationto the Tijaniyya. ".The Qadiri establishment then counterattacked, promotiog the Qiidiriyya as the unique brotherhood and Shaikh Uthman as the best of saints. His miracles were publicizedtogether with promotion ofthe idea that his tomb should be a second place ofpilgrimage after Mecca. This controversy between brotherhoods which has lived on in Northern Nigeria to the present day exemplifies the politicisation ofbrotherhood links." (Cruise O'Brien 1988:17). 64 Language of original: Source oftext: Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works o/Nana Asma'u Victory at Gawakuke Gawakulre Famarde 1835/1836-1251 Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu Work 9 Introduction: This work is a celebration of an important victory by Muhammad Bello's forces at Gawakuke on Tuesday, 29 March 1836. Asma'u wrote a longer, more descriptive poem about the same battle in 1858; this is The Battle of Gawakuke (Work 38) to which the reader is referred. These works are evidence that Asma'u was part of the team which labored to preserve the set of ideas and attitudes associated with the reformist campaign of the Shehu. It also demonstrates that Asma'u was speaking of Bello as a "saint" (walijo, F., waliyyi, H) during his lifetime. She said, "Great blessings were obtained through this saint of God, son of God's saint" (v.19). This challenges the views of contemporary scholars, who date the "cultivation" of the sainthood ofthe Shehu and Bello after Bello's death in 1837, and root the whole matter in the "bitter controversy" over the jihadists' alleged association with the Tijaniyya brotherhood. '0' Instead, Asma'u links Bello's sainthood to this victory, which involved a miracle, the pouring forth of water. This miracle, in turn, echoed the miracle in which water appeared to the Prophet's desperate forces in the valley at al-Hijr on the Tabura campaign. Thus it creates a parallel between the Shehu's 'O'The following argument is the one refuted by evidence in Nana Asma'u's own writings: "The Qiidiriyya as a mystical association ~nked into the ~fe of Shaikh Uthman b. Fudi had a shadowy pre-eminence in Hansaland fram the late eighteenth cenlury. But it was only through the subsequent stress of competition with a rival brotherhood, in contesting the exclusivist Tijani claims to spiritual superiority, that the Qiidiriyya took clear po~tical shape as an organised brotherhood. 'This development can be dated from 1837 with the death...

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9781609170653
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9780870134753
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605316199
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2012-12-20
Language
English
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