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270 11 12 13 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNanaAsma'u Worshippers in our congregation. For the sake ofthe Shehu, look on our people who Are religious and succour and assist them. For the sake ofthe Prophet in whom we trust. May he guide us In this world and beyond. May he succour The infants and the young children, the old and the wounded. o God, look on the Muslim Community and help us. 14 I give thanks to God and invoke peace on the Chosen One who Was blessed with qualities ofmercy to bestow on us. 15 I invoke peace on his Kinsmen and Relatives and all those who Followed and revived the Sunna. 0 God help us. 16 In the year ofthe Hijra 1278, I pray the Almighty Will give victory to the Muslims. Language oforiginal: Source oftext: Introduction: Elegy for My Niece Fad'ima Sonnore Fqd'ima 1863/1864 - 1280 Fulfu1de Waziri Junaidu Work 48 This is an elegy for Fad'ima, Asma'u's niece. She is believed to have been Bello's daughter who married Halilu, son ofAbdullahi, (see EleilY for Halilu). Her mother may have been Asma'u's great friend, 'Aysha (see EleilY for 'Aysha I & II.) Fad'ima's qualities are highlighted here: a cheerful, gracious manner linked to intelligence and kindliness. Nothing more is known about Fad'ima than what is described here. Related texts: None Significant features: As in other elegies, Asma'u focuses here on positive character traits that can lead a person 270 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Worshippers in our congregation. II For the sake ofthe Shehu, look on our people who Are religious and succour and assist them. 12 For the sake ofthe Prophet in whom we trust. May he guide us In this world and beyond. May he succour 13 The infants and the young children, the old and the wounded. o God, look on the Muslim Community and help us. 14 I give thanks to God and invoke peace on the Chosen One who Was blessed with qualities ofmercy to bestow on us. 15 I invoke peace on his Kinsmen and Relatives and all those who Followed and revived the Sunna. 0 God help us. 16 In the year ofthe Hijra 1278, I pray the Almighty Will give victory to the Muslims. Work 48 Elegy for My Niece Fad'ima Sonnore Fqd'imq 1863/1864 - 1280 Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source of text Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This is an elegy for Fadima, Asma'u's niece. She is believed to have been Bello's daughter who married Halilu, son ofAbdullahi, (see Elegy for Halilu). Her mother may have been Asma'u's great friend, 'Aysha (see Elegy for 'Aysha I & II.) Fadima's qualities are highlighted here: a cheerful, gracious manner linked to intelligence and kindliness. Nothing more is known about Fadima than what is described here. Related texts: None Significant features: As in other elegies, Asma'u focuses here on positive character traits that can lead a person 270 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u Worshippers in our congregation. II For the sake ofthe Shehu, look on our people who Are religious and succour and assist them. 12 For the sake ofthe Prophet in whom we trust. May he guide us In this world and beyond. May he succour 13 The infants and the young children, the old and the wounded. o God, look on the Muslim Community and help us. 14 I give thanks to God and invoke peace on the Chosen One who Was blessed with qualities ofmercy to bestow on us. 15 I invoke peace on his Kinsmen and Relatives and all those who Followed and revived the Sunna. 0 God help us. 16 In the year ofthe Hijra 1278, I pray the Almighty Will give victory to the Muslims. Work 48 Elegy for My Niece Fad'ima Sonnore Fqd'imq 1863/1864 - 1280 Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source of text Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This is an elegy for Fadima, Asma'u's niece. She is believed to have been Bello's daughter who married Halilu, son ofAbdullahi, (see Elegy for Halilu). Her mother may have been Asma'u's great friend, 'Aysha (see Elegy for 'Aysha I & II.) Fadima's qualities are highlighted here: a cheerful, gracious manner linked to intelligence and kindliness. Nothing more is known about Fadima than what is described here. Related texts: None Significant features: As in other elegies, Asma'u focuses here on positive character traits that...

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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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