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260 LanlWalle oforillina1: Source oftext: Introduction: Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNanaAsma'u Elegy for Halilu Sonnore Halilu 1860/1861 - 1277 Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu Work 45 This is an elegy for Asma'u's cousin, Ibrahim Halilu b. Abdullabi, the Emir of Gwandu 1833-1856, in which she praises his scholarship, knowledge, and caring ways. In it there is a postscript asking for God's protection on Halilu's successor, his brother, Haliru (v.31). Interestingly Asma'u talks of God's protection having been given to "us" (the Caliphate) against the unbelievers. Halilu was the son ofAbdullabi cran Fodiyo. We have not found the name ofhis mother, but it will be known in Gwandu. When Abdullabi died he was succeeded as ruler ofthe western part ofthe Caliphate by his son Muhamman. Halilu in turn succeeded his brother in 1833, ruling until 1858. The Shehu Asma'u Muhammad Fodiyo Abdullabi _1Muhamman Halilu Just as the Caliphate rulers in Sokoto had to contend with the ongoing disaffection ofthe displaced Hausa rulers to the north and east, so Halilu had to contain all manner ofother ethnic groups to the south and west. This elegy portrays Halilu as scholarly, sympathetic, calm, and very much in touch with his people. Compare this with the "colonial" assessment of him where Halilu's successes and failures in annual military expeditions are recounted. About ten years before his death Halilu ceased leading expeditions in person - "this military retirement seems to have developed into a 260 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Elegy for HaIilu Sonnore Halilu 1860/1861 - 1277 Work 45 Lan~age oforiginal: Fu1fulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This is an elegy for Asma'u's cousin, Ibrahim Halilu b. AbduUahi, the Emir of Gwandu 1833-1856, in which she praises his scholarship, knowledge, and caring ways. In it there is a postscript asking for God's protection on Halilu's successor, his brother, Haliru (v.31). Interestingly Asma'u talks of God's protection having been given to "us" (the Caliphate) against the unbelievers. Halilu was the son of Abdullahi nan Fodiyo. We have not found the name ofhis mother, but it will be known in Gwandu. When Abdullahi died he was succeeded as ruler ofthe western part ofthe Caliphate by his son Muhamman. Halilu in tum succeeded his brother in 1833, ruling until 1858. Muhammad Fodiyo The Shehu Abdu1lahi _II I Asma'u Muhamman HaIilu Just as the Caliphate rulers in Sokoto had to contend with the ongoing disaffection ofthe displaced Hausa rulers to the north and east, so Halilu had to contain all manner of other ethnic groups to the south and west. This elegy portrays Halilu as scholarly, sympathetic, calm, and very much in touch with his people. Compare this with the "colonial" assessment of him where Halilu's successes and failures in annual military expeditions are recounted. About ten years before his death Halilu ceased leading expeditions in person - "this military retirement seems to have developed into a 260 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Elegy for HaIilu Sonnore Halilu 1860/1861 - 1277 Work 45 Lan~age oforiginal: Fu1fulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This is an elegy for Asma'u's cousin, Ibrahim Halilu b. AbduUahi, the Emir of Gwandu 1833-1856, in which she praises his scholarship, knowledge, and caring ways. In it there is a postscript asking for God's protection on Halilu's successor, his brother, Haliru (v.31). Interestingly Asma'u talks of God's protection having been given to "us" (the Caliphate) against the unbelievers. Halilu was the son of Abdullahi nan Fodiyo. We have not found the name ofhis mother, but it will be known in Gwandu. When Abdullahi died he was succeeded as ruler ofthe western part ofthe Caliphate by his son Muhamman. Halilu in tum succeeded his brother in 1833, ruling until 1858. Muhammad Fodiyo The Shehu Abdu1lahi _II I Asma'u Muhamman HaIilu Just as the Caliphate rulers in Sokoto had to contend with the ongoing disaffection ofthe displaced Hausa rulers to the north and east, so Halilu had to contain all manner of other ethnic groups to the south and west. This elegy portrays Halilu as scholarly, sympathetic, calm, and very much in touch with his people. Compare this with the "colonial" assessment of him where Halilu's successes and failures in annual military expeditions are recounted. About ten years before his death Halilu ceased leading expeditions in person - "this military retirement seems to have developed into a...

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ISBN
9781609170653
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9780870134753
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OCLC
605316199
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2012-12-20
Language
English
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