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Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ojNana Asma 'u in English 221 29 0 God sustain me after his death, and may we have victory over The unbelievers, for the sake ofthe Prophet. Work 35 Remembrance ofthe Shehu Mantore di Dabre 1854/1855 - 1271 Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction This poem is a work to honor the style and content of a work by the Shehu, said by Waziri Junaidu to have been the first written by the Shehu , called "Ajalgimi" (F), when he was very young, probably in the year 1765, when he was ten years old.530 Both Asma'u's poem, and "Ajalgimi", are simple sufi litanies, asking for guidance and strength in relevant endeavors, such as the grace to follow the Sunna, perform ablutions, and be generous in giving zakiit. It should be asked why Asma'u produced it circa 1855. It may have been loneliness or unhappiness that motivated her, but whatever the reason, the fact that Asma'u did this is further proof of her confidence and authority. Anyone less able than Asma'u would have been viewed as presumptuous ifhe or she had produced a poem modelled on the Shehu's whose sainthood was at the center ofmatters. Related texts The Shehu's "Aja/gimi". Significant features Of this work, Asma'u states clearly "r have copied the style ofthe poem from the Shehu" (v. 10). In Arabic verse tradition, of course, it is a means of praise to imitate another author's style. This is not a "remembrance" in the sense ofan elegy, but in the sense ofhonoring the Shehu by writing a piece that emulates a work ofhis youth. "'There is a copy ofhi. poem in1he archives of1he School ofOrienta1 and African Studies The reference number of1he MS poem i. PPMS 36 A3S/l/I. Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English 29 0 God sustain me after his death, and may we have victory over The unbelievers, for the sake ofthe Prophet. Remembrance of the Shehu Mantore di Dabre 1854/1855 - 1271 Work 35 221 Language of original: Fulfulde Source oftex\: Waziri Junaidu Introduction This poem is a work to honor the style and content of a work by the Shehu, said by Waziri Junaidu to have been the first written by the Shehu , called "Ajalgimi" (F), when he was very young, probably in the year 1765, when he was ten years old.l3O Both Asma'u's poem, and "Ajalgimi", are simple sufi litanies, asking for guidance and strength in relevant endeavors, such as the grace to follow the Sunna, perform ablutions, and be generous in giving zakiit. It should be asked why Asma'u produced it circa 1855. It may have been loneliness or unhappiness that motivated her, but whatever the reason, the fact that Asma'u did this is further proof of her confidence and authority. Anyone less able than Asma'u would have been viewed as presumptuous if he or she had produced a poem modelled on the Shehu's whose sainthood was at the center ofmatters. Reiated texts The Shehu's "Ajalgimi". Significant features Of this work, Asma'u states clearly "I have copied the style of the poem from the Shehu" (v. 10). In Arabic verse tradition, of course, it is a means of praise to imitate another author's style. This is not a "remembrance" in the sense of an elegy, but in the sense ofhonoring the Shehu by writing a piece that emulates a work of his youth. "'There is a copy of his poem in the archives ofthe School of Oriental and African Studies The reterence number ofthe MS poem is PPMS 36 A35/1/1. Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English 29 0 God sustain me after his death, and may we have victory over The unbelievers, for the sake ofthe Prophet. Remembrance of the Shehu Mantore di Dabre 1854/1855 - 1271 Work 35 221 Language of original: Fulfulde Source oftex\: Waziri Junaidu Introduction This poem is a work to honor the style and content of a work by the Shehu, said by Waziri Junaidu to have been the first written by the Shehu , called "Ajalgimi" (F), when he was very young, probably in the year 1765, when he was ten years old.l3O Both Asma'u's poem, and "Ajalgimi", are simple sufi litanies, asking for guidance and strength in relevant endeavors, such as the grace to follow the Sunna, perform ablutions, and...

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