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272 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u God from fear ofthe Day ofJudgment. 15 May she be given her papers in the right hand and drink from the Pool ofKausara, For whoever drinks there will thirst no more. 16 May she be shaded from the sun on the Day ofJudgment And assisted through the perils ofthat Day. 17 May she be united with the saved And led to Muhammad, the Chosen One, the Excellent. 18 May she be with those who see the Almighty And may she enter Paradise where joy is everlasting. 19 May she be united with the Shehu, her mother and all Muslims. May God grant this, then happiness will be complete. 20 My poem is finished, May God receive it. I give thanks to Him, and invoke blessing on the most Excellent ofMortals. 21 And on his Kinsmen and Companions and All those who followed in the Path. 22 The year ofthe Hijra is 1280. 23 May God unite us and bring us to Him on the Day ofJudgment, then happiness will be complete. Language oforiginal: Source oftext: Introduction: Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu 'Dan Yalli lli.Ii1.l1.i. 1863 - 1280 Work 49 This poem is a release ofAsma'u's feelings about the wanton acts ofmisgovernment which Caliph Aliyu had allowed to go unchecked. In it she criticizes her kinsman, Mamman Dan Yalli, ruler of nearby Yabo. He was known by his title Sarkin Kebbi , and "behaved unlawfully, [doing] wanton harm" (v. 2). The son of Moyijo (see The JO\101W who had played an important role in sheltering the Shehu when the Community was starving after the Battle ofKwato, he was expected 272 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works o/Nana Asma'u God from fear of the Day ofJudgment. May she be given her papers in the right hand and drink from the Pool of Kausara, For whoever drinks there will thirst no more. May she be shaded from the sun on the Day ofJudgment And assisted through the perils ofthat Day. May she be united with the saved And led to Muhammad, the Chosen One, the Excellent. May she be with those who see the Almighty And may she enter Paradise where joy is everlasting. May she be united with the Shehu, her mother and all Muslims. May God grant this, then happiness will be complete. My poem is finished, May God receive it. I give thanks to Him, and invoke blessing on the most Excellent ofMortals. And on his Kinsmen and Companions and All those who followed in the Path. The year ofthe Hijra is 1280. May God unite us and bring us to Him on the Day of Judgment, then happiness will be complete. Work 49 'Dan Yalli Il.i...I11lJi. 1863 - 1280 Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This poem is a release of Asma'u's feelings about the wanton acts of misgovernment which Caliph Aliyu had allowed to go unchecked. In it she criticizes her kinsman, Mamman Dan Yalli, ruler of nearby Yabo. He was known by his title Sarkin Kebbi, and "behaved unlawfully, [doing] wanton harm" (v. 2). The son of Moyijo (see The Journey) who had played an important role in sheltering the Shehu when the Community was starving after the Battle of Kwato, he was expected 272 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works o/Nana Asma'u God from fear of the Day ofJudgment. May she be given her papers in the right hand and drink from the Pool of Kausara, For whoever drinks there will thirst no more. May she be shaded from the sun on the Day ofJudgment And assisted through the perils ofthat Day. May she be united with the saved And led to Muhammad, the Chosen One, the Excellent. May she be with those who see the Almighty And may she enter Paradise where joy is everlasting. May she be united with the Shehu, her mother and all Muslims. May God grant this, then happiness will be complete. My poem is finished, May God receive it. I give thanks to Him, and invoke blessing on the most Excellent ofMortals. And on his Kinsmen and Companions and All those who followed in the Path. The year ofthe Hijra is 1280. May God unite us and bring us to Him on the Day of Judgment, then happiness will be complete. Work 49 'Dan Yalli Il.i...

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9781609170653
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9780870134753
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605316199
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2012-12-20
Language
English
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