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Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English For the sake ofAhrnadu and his Family and Followers. 99 I asked one who did not know who the author ofthis poem was So the author told the one who did not know.917 It was I who asked, and the name was given. Muhammad Tukur wrote the song "The Terrors of God" to make you wake up. He did not write down all ofthem, just those you see here. Language of original: Source oftext: Introduction: Fulfulde and Arabic Forgery I Jo~a Lamu n.d. Mallam Balarabe of Gusau 367 Work 62 This is a prophecy that a shift in power structures would occur in the mid 1960s in Northern Nigeria. The work, which is an irregular composition of mixed Arabic and Fulfulde prose is buttressed by unreferenced quotations from Asma'u, her brother Bello, and her cousin Ibrahim Halilu. It is clearly dissimilar from anything previously seen in Asma'u's works. It was collected from Mallam Balarabe of Gusau who is said to have had Tijjani affiliations. This religiopolitical document may have been forged in the 1950s. There are several points in defense ofthis view. First, the quotations from Muhammad Bello, Asma'u and Halilu b. Abdullahi support claims that "rulers" should cease to rule by 1370 (l950/51AD.); 1380 (l960/61AD.); and 1388918 (1968 AD.), dates which coincide with the beginnings of self rule, Independence, and just after the assassination of Sir Ahrnadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria and cousin of the Sultan, Abubakar III. The "rulers" referred to were the Sultan and others who were all Qiidiriyya, and were being challenged by the spread of the Tijaniyya movement led by Shaikh Ibrahim Niass (or Niasse) "who was responsible for establishing many pan-Islamic organisations such as the Congregation of the Tijaniyya Spiritual Flood and the the Society of the Helpers of Religion" in mIt appears that Asma'u was "the one who did not know" "'The year 1370 AH commenced on 13 October 1950 AD, 1380 on 25 June 1960 and 1388 AH began on 31 May 1968. Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English For the sake ofAhmadu and his Family and Followers. 99 I asked one who did not know who the author ofthis poem was So the author told the one who did not knoW.917 It was I who asked, and the name was given. Muhammad Tukur wrote the song "The Tenors of God" to make you wake up. He did not write down all ofthem, just those you see here. Forgery I J0'laLamu n.d. 367 Work 62 Fulfulde and Arabic Mallam Balarabe of Gusau Language of original: Source of text: Introduction: This is a prophecy that a shift in power structures would occur in the mid 1960s in Northern Nigeria. The work, which is an irregular composition of mixed Arabic and Fulfulde prose is buttressed by unreferenced quotations from Asma'u, her brother Bello, and her cousin Ibrahim Halilu. It is clearly dissimilar from anything previously seen in Asma'u's works. It was collected from Mallam Balarabe of Gusau who is said to have had Tijjani affiliations. This religiopolitical document may have been forged in the 1950s. There are several points in defense of this view. First, the quotations from Muhammad Bello, Asma'u and Halilu b. Abdullahi support claims that "rulers" should cease to rule by 1370 (1 950/51A.D.); 1380 (1960/6IAD.); and 1388918 (1968 A.D.), dates which coincide with the beginnings of self rule, Independence, and just after the assassination of Sir Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria and cousin of the Sultan, Abubakar III. The "rulers" referred to were the Sultan and others who were all Qiidiriyya, and were being challenged by the spread of the Tijaniyya movement led by Shaikh Ibrahim Niass (or Niasse) "who was responsible for establishing many pan-Islamic organisations such as the Congregation of the Tijaniyya Spiritual Flood and the the Society of the Helpers of Religion" in 91'1t appears that Asma'u was "the one who did not know" "'The year 1370 All commenced on 13 October 1950 AD, 1380 on 25 June 1960 and 1388 All began on 31 May 1968. Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works ofNana Asma 'u in English For the sake ofAhmadu and his Family and Followers. 99 I asked one who did not know who the author ofthis poem was So the author told the one who did not...

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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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