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252 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u 26 0 God receive these requests. I thank You and pray for the Prophet. 27 And his Kinsmen and Companions and all those who have followed the Sunna. 28 In the year ofthe Hijra 1274. Language oforiginal: Source oftext: Introduction· Fulfulde Elegy for Hawa'u Sonnore Hawa'u 1858/1859 - 1275 Waziri Junaidu Work 42 1bispoem is an elegy for Hawa'u, ajaji or leader ofthe bands ofwomen students, known as 'Yan Taru, literally 'those who congregate together', translated here as "Sisterhood", who went to Asma'u for instruction.593 The poem is important because in it Asma'u says herself what she taught: "As for myself I taught them the religion of God ..." (vv.8-12).The poem makes it clear that Hawa'u came to visit Asma'u frequently, not just annually, and that she required her students to set out with the right intentions - not just for the thrill of a visit to the big city. In the poem Asma'u underlines the orthodoxy of her organization - her students and their children were well known for the excellence of their behaviour and attitudes (v.l3) - all of which would have encouraged men to let their womenfolk join it. Nothing more of Hawa'u is known than what is described here. Related texts: None Significant features: None mNana~s role as ateacher ofwomenteachers is discussed in "The Essential Nana Asma'u" in this volume. 252 26 27 28 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u o God receive these requests. I thank You and pray for the Prophet. And his Kinsmen and Companions and all those who have followed the Sunna. In the year ofthe Hijra 1274. Elegy for Hawa'u Sonnore Hqwa'u 1858/1859 - 1275 Work 42 Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This poem is an elegy for Hawa'u, ajaji or leader ofthe bands ofwomen students, known as 'Yan Tarn, literally 'those who congregate together', translated here as "Sisterhood", who went to Asma'u for instruction.'·' The poem is important because in it Asma'u says herself what she taught: "As for myself I taught them the religion of God ..." (vv.8-12).The poem makes it clear that Hawa'u came to visit Asrna'u frequently, not just annually, and that she required her students to set out with the right intentions - not just for the thrill of a visit to the big city. In the poem Asma'u underlines the orthodoxy of her organization - her students and their children were well known for the excellence of their behaviour and attitudes (v.13) - all of which would have encouraged men to let their womenfolk join it. Nothing more of Hawa'u is known than what is described here. Related texts: None Si!!Pificanl features: None mNana's role as a teacher ofwomen teachers is discussed in "The Essential Nana Asma'ull in this volume. 252 26 27 28 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u o God receive these requests. I thank You and pray for the Prophet. And his Kinsmen and Companions and all those who have followed the Sunna. In the year ofthe Hijra 1274. Elegy for Hawa'u Sonnore Hqwa'u 1858/1859 - 1275 Work 42 Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This poem is an elegy for Hawa'u, ajaji or leader ofthe bands ofwomen students, known as 'Yan Tarn, literally 'those who congregate together', translated here as "Sisterhood", who went to Asma'u for instruction.'·' The poem is important because in it Asma'u says herself what she taught: "As for myself I taught them the religion of God ..." (vv.8-12).The poem makes it clear that Hawa'u came to visit Asrna'u frequently, not just annually, and that she required her students to set out with the right intentions - not just for the thrill of a visit to the big city. In the poem Asma'u underlines the orthodoxy of her organization - her students and their children were well known for the excellence of their behaviour and attitudes (v.13) - all of which would have encouraged men to let their womenfolk join it. Nothing more of Hawa'u is known than what is described here. Related texts: None Si!!Pificanl features: None mNana's role as a teacher ofwomen teachers is discussed in "The Essential Nana Asma'ull in this volume. 252 26 27 28 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u o...

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