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224 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works o/Nana Asma 'u And on his Kinsmen. I learned much from the poetry OfUsmanu Fodiyo. Language of original: Source oftext: Introduction Arabic Lamentation for 'Aysha, I MarthiJla Aishq 1855/1856 - 1272 Waziri Junaidu Work 36 This poem is one of two elegies for CAysha ": Asma'u's lifelong friend and beloved companion. 'Aysha was the daughter of the Shehu's friend and companion, Umaru AlKammu, who was given the care ofthe booty after the capture ofMatankari, the first victory ofthe Jihad, in 1804. Umaru remained at the Shehu's side as a non-combattant, without ever bearing any title. He died before the Shehu: Bello had his body disinterred and brought back to Sokoto at a later date. His sons Ahmad and Uthman Mudegel were part ofBello's court. CAysha, their sister, was married to Bello and it was in 'Aysha's room that Bello left the message for Asma'u on the eve of the battle with Ibra (see So Verily, Work 2, for more details). CAysha had several children, including Mu'azu and Sa'id. Mu'azu was elected Caliph in 1878 aged 62 and died 3 years later. He fought with some success against Gobir and his efforts were commemorated in a poem by Maryam, Asma'u's sister'''. Mu'azu's son Hassan was Sultan 1930 to 1938, and his grandson Abubakar was Sultan 1938-1989. Abubakar's son Muhammadu Maccido was declared Sultan in 1989 but this decision was overridden by President Ibrahim Babangida who appointed Ibrahim Dasuki, a descendant ofBuhari b.Shehu. Muhammadu Maccido was reinstated as Sultan on 21 April 1996. CAysha's son Sa'idu was a scholar ofdistinction, writing much poetry and some prose "'Thisspel1ing is the one currently preferred by boththe Library ofCongress and the British Library for the term transliterated from the Arabic; but thero are many variations, Last (1967) uses 'A'isha: Waddy, (\980) uses 'A'ishah: Nurbakhsh, (\990) 'A'esha: Schimmel (1994) 'A'isba. In Hausa it is spelled "Aisha". ",Archives ofthe School ofOriental and African Studies, PPMS 36 WW5/6/1. 224 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u And on his Kinsmen. I learned much from the poetry Of Usrnanu Fodiyo. Work 36 Lamentation for 'Aysha, I Marthiva Aishq 1855/1856 - 1272 Arabic Waziri Junaidu Language of original: Source oftext: Introduction This poem is one of two elegies for 'Aysha 13~ Asma'u's lifelong friend and beloved companion. 'Aysha was the daughter of the Shehu's friend and companion, Umaru AlKammu, who was given the care ofthe booty after the capture of Matankari, the first victory ofthe Jihad, in 1804. Umaru remained at the Shehu's side as a non-combattant, without ever bearing any title. He died before the Shehu: Bello had his body disinterred and brought back to Sokoto at a later date. His sons Ahmad and Uthrnan Mudegel were part of Bello's court. 'Aysha, their sister, was married to Bello and it was in 'Aysha's room that Bello left the message for Asma'u on the eve of the battle with Ibra (see So Verily, Work 2, for more details). 'Aysha had several children, including Mu'azu and Sa'id. Mu'azu was elected Caliph in 1878 aged 62 and died 3 years later. He fought with some success against Gobir and his efforts were commemorated in a poem by Maryam, Asma'u's sister'''. Mu'azu's son Hassan was Sultan 1930 to 1938, and his grandson Abubakar was Sultan 1938-1989. Abubakar's son Muhammadu Maccido was declared Sultan in 1989 but this decision was overridden by President Ibrahim Babangida who appointed Ibrahim Dasuki, a descendant of Buhari b. Shehu. Muhammadu Maccido was reinstated as Sultan on 21 April 1996. 'Aysha's son Sa'idu was a scholar of distinction, writing much poetry and some proseĀ·mnus spelling is the one currently preferred by both the Library ofCongress and the British Library for the termtransliterated from the Arabic; but there are many variations, Last (1967) uses 'A'isha: Waddy, (1980) uses 'A'isbah: Nurhakhsb, (1990) 'Nesha: Schimmel (1994) 'A'isha. In Hausa it is spelled "Aisha". "'Archives ofthe School ofOriental and African Studies, PPMS 36 WW5/6/1. 224 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u And on his Kinsmen. I learned much from the poetry Of Usrnanu Fodiyo. Work 36 Lamentation for 'Aysha, I Marthiva Aishq 1855/1856 - 1272 Arabic Waziri Junaidu Language of original: Source oftext: Introduction This poem...

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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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