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264 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u 32 And reinforce the protection You have given us against the enemy unbelievers ofHausaland everywhere. 33 For the sake ofAbdulkadir Jelani, the blessed, and Rufa'i, Badawi and Dasuki, the lovers of Truth. 34 For the sake too of our Shehu, known as Fodiyo's son. o God, grant the requests ofMuslims. Language oforiginal: Source oftext: Introduction: Hausa Reasons for Seeking God Dalilin SqmuwqrAllqh 1861 - 1278 Bello Sai'd (1973) Work 46 This poem is one which Asma'u used as a teaching device. In it she answers the unspoken question, "Why should we seek God?" by listing His creations - the heavens, the earth and all things on it. Then, in response to another unspoken question, "How can we fmd God?", she lists the steps to take. The poem is straightforward in didactic admonition against ..the forbidden things...whispering slander...jealousy...theft...deceit... .. (v. 19) which the Shehu had preached against in his sermon on sufism (See Introduction to The Way ofthe Pious). The poem also has its political aims, however. It includes a prayer in support of Caliph Ahmadu (1859-66), her nephew, whose candidature she had recently supported on (posthumous) behalf of her father. The poem not only teaches about Islam, but also underlines, again, her role in sustaining the memory ofthe Shehu. Related texts: In llj(ii(j ql-mqjsUr Muhammad Bello sets down the content of the Shehu's sermons. Asma'u's admonitions are rooted in them. Significant features: None 264 32 33 34 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u And reinforce the protection You have given us against the enemy unbelievers ofHausaland everywhere. For the sake ofAbdulkadir Jelani, the blessed, and Rufa'i, Badawi and Dasuki, the lovers of Truth. For the sake too of our Shehu, known as Fodiyo's son. o God, grant the requests ofMuslims. Reasons for Seeking God DaUUn SamuwarAllah 1861 - 1278 Work 46 Language of original: Hausa Source of text: Bello Sai'd (1973) Introduction: This poem is one which Asma'u used as a teaching device. In it she answers the unspoken question, "Why should we seek God?" by listing His creations - the heavens, the earth and all things on it. Then, in response to another unspoken question, "How can we find God?", she lists the steps to take. The poem is straightforward in didactic admonition against "the forbidden things...whispering slander...jealousy...theft...deceit..." (v. 19) which the Shehu had preached against in his sermon on Suf1Sffi (See Introduction to The Way ofthe Pious). The poem also has its political aims, however. It includes a prayer in support of Caliph Ahmadu (1859-66), her nephew, whose candidature she had recently supported on (posthumous) behalf of her father. The poem not only teaches about Islam, but also underlines, again, her role in sustaining the memory ofthe Shehu. Related texts: In lu,f4q ql-majsijr Muhammad Bello sets down the content of the Shehu's sermons. Asma'u's admonitions are rooted in them. Significant features: None 264 32 33 34 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u And reinforce the protection You have given us against the enemy unbelievers ofHausaland everywhere. For the sake ofAbdulkadir Jelani, the blessed, and Rufa'i, Badawi and Dasuki, the lovers of Truth. For the sake too of our Shehu, known as Fodiyo's son. o God, grant the requests ofMuslims. Reasons for Seeking God DaUUn SamuwarAllah 1861 - 1278 Work 46 Language of original: Hausa Source of text: Bello Sai'd (1973) Introduction: This poem is one which Asma'u used as a teaching device. In it she answers the unspoken question, "Why should we seek God?" by listing His creations - the heavens, the earth and all things on it. Then, in response to another unspoken question, "How can we find God?", she lists the steps to take. The poem is straightforward in didactic admonition against "the forbidden things...whispering slander...jealousy...theft...deceit..." (v. 19) which the Shehu had preached against in his sermon on Suf1Sffi (See Introduction to The Way ofthe Pious). The poem also has its political aims, however. It includes a prayer in support of Caliph Ahmadu (1859-66), her nephew, whose candidature she had recently supported on (posthumous) behalf of her father. The poem not only teaches about Islam, but also underlines, again, her role in sustaining the memory ofthe Shehu. Related texts: In lu,f4q ql-majsijr Muhammad Bello sets down the content of the Shehu's sermons...

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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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