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120 Language ofmiiinal: Source oftext: Introduction Boyd & MlIJ:.k/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Fulfulde Elegy for Buhari Sonnore Buhari 1840/1841 - 1256 Waziri Junaidu Work 18 This work is a commemoration of the life of Asma'u's brother, Muhammad al-Bukhari, known as Buhari b. Shehu, who probably became mortally ill two months before Bello's death in 1837 (see v. 9). In the poem Asma'u also grieves for five ofBuhari's siblings who had died (v.20) and prays for Caliph AtiKu's victory over centers ofresistance (v.25). Buhari was born circa 1782 at Dege1, a son of the Shehu. His mother was Aisha who came from a long line of scholars; "her father was a saintly person and so was her grandfather", (Muhammad Bello, Kitiib ql-nasjhah. f. 49). Buhari was known as an "intelligent and a valorous warrior in the cause of Islam" (Junaidu, cAifal-Raihiin Chptr 4). He campaigned in Talata Mafara, Katsina, Yawuri and Kotonkoro where he fought a fiercely contested battle at Ibetu alongside his cousin Muhammad b. Abdullahi. Buhari also fought with the same cousin and two of his brothers, Bello and AtiKu, at Kalambaina in 1818. He lived in a fortified camp (ribii{) at Tambawal: his daughter married Asma'u and Gidado's son Ahmad; their son, named Muhammad Bukhari, like his grandfather, grew up at Tambawal. In 1886 the grandson ofthe Buhari who is the subject ofthis work became Waziri of Sokoto, and was there in 1903 when the British took over. His own son is Waziri Junaidu, who records that Buhari b. Shehu, who died in 1837, wrote an elegy for Abdullahi dan Fodiyo, his uncle. Fourteen ofhis works were said to have been at the Shahuci School library in Kano in the 1960s (Last 1967:80). Related texts None. Sjguificant Features In this straightforward elegy, as in other ofher works, Asma'u lists the Shehu with famous sufi saints ("Shehu Degel", v. 27). 120 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Elegy for Buhari Sonnore Buhari 184011841 - 1256 Work 18 I,an~a~e of origjnal: Fulfulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction This work is a commemoration of !he life of Asma'u's bro!her, Muhammad al-Bukhari, known as Buhari b. Shehu, who probably became mortally ill two mon!hs before Bello's dea!h in 1837 (see v. 9). In!he poem Asma'u also grieves for five ofBuhari's siblings who had died (v.20) and prays for Caliph AtiRu's victory over centers ofresistance (v.25). Buhari was born circa 1782 at Degel, a son of!he Shehu. His mo!her was Aisha who came from a long line of scholars; "her father was a saintly person and so was her grandfa!her", (Muhammad Bello, Dtiib ql-nqsihah, f 49). Buhari was known as an "intelligent and a valorous warrior in !he cause of Islam" (Junaidu,

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9781609170653
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9780870134753
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605316199
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2012-12-20
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English
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