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Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Ahmadu Rufa'i Yimre nde Nana nelde AhmadRufa'i n.d. Language oforiginal: Fulfulde Source oftext: Waziri Junaidu Introduction: 291 WorkS7 This exchange is one ofmany salutations that Asma'u received, in keeping with the custom to pay respect to senior people by visiting them. For example, it is common to make visits to greet people after attending Friday mosque, or at the time ofthe Id ceremonies, and these customs are an integral part of the society. Among scholars, verse served as an important means of expressing respect; Asma'u said here "sweet words lighten the heart" (v. 31). Ahmadu Rufa'i was born circa 1812, and served as Caliph from 1867 to 1873. His appointment was made after Asma'u's death. He was "distinguished for his piety and learning .. he had been the choice of some for the Caliph in 1842" (Last 1967: 119). He was installed as Caliph at Wumo in 1867 and then took up residence in Sokoto: He was generous, merciful, softly spoken, modest, accessible to all. He made himself openly available to his people. He dwelt in Sokoto and rebuilt the Shehu mosque. On only three occasions did he leave the city. On the first he rebuilt Silame, on the second he drove off an attack at Kware, and on the third he went to Kware to pay his condolences on the death ofhis brother, Malam Isa. (Junaidu 1957:57) Rufa'i was buried near his father along with three of the Shehu's other children, Hassan (Asma'u's twin) Muhammad Sambo and Asma'u. Related texts: None Significant features: None Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Ahmadu Rufa'i Yimre nde Nana nelde AhmadRufa'i n.d. Work 57 291 Language oforiginal: Source of text: Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This exchange is one ofmany salutations that Asma'u received, in keeping with the custom to pay respect to senior people by visiting them. For example, it is common to make visits to greet people after attending Friday mosque, or at the time of the Id ceremonies, and these customs are an integral part of the society. Among scholars, verse served as an important means of expressing respect; Asma'u said here "sweet words lighten the heaIt" (v. 31). Ahmadu Rufa'i was born circa 1812, and served as Caliph from 1867 to 1873. His appointment was made after Asma'u's death. He was "distinguished for his piety and learning .. he had been the choice of some for the Caliph in 1842" (Last 1967: 119). He was installed as Caliph at Wumo in 1867 and then took up residence in Sokoto: He was generous, merciful, softly spoken, modest, accessible to all. He made himself openly available to his people. He dwelt in Sokoto and rebuilt the Shehu mosque. On only three occasions did he leave the city. On the first he rebuilt Silame, on the second he drove off an attack at Kware, and on the third he went to Kware to pay his condolences on the death ofhis brother, Malam Isa. (Junaidu 1957:57) Rufa'i was buried near his father along with three of the Shehu's other children, Hassan (Asma'u's twin) Muhammad Sambo and Asma'u. Related texts: None Significant features: None Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English Poems Exchanged Between Asma'u and Ahmadu Rufa'i Yimre nde Nana nelde AhmadRufa'i n.d. Work 57 291 Language oforiginal: Source of text: Fulfulde Waziri Junaidu Introduction: This exchange is one ofmany salutations that Asma'u received, in keeping with the custom to pay respect to senior people by visiting them. For example, it is common to make visits to greet people after attending Friday mosque, or at the time of the Id ceremonies, and these customs are an integral part of the society. Among scholars, verse served as an important means of expressing respect; Asma'u said here "sweet words lighten the heaIt" (v. 31). Ahmadu Rufa'i was born circa 1812, and served as Caliph from 1867 to 1873. His appointment was made after Asma'u's death. He was "distinguished for his piety and learning .. he had been the choice of some for the Caliph in 1842" (Last 1967: 119). He was installed as Caliph at Wumo in 1867 and then took up residence in Sokoto: He...

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ISBN
9781609170653
Related ISBN
9780870134753
MARC Record
OCLC
605316199
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
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