One Woman's Jihad / Edition 1

One Woman's Jihad / Edition 1

by Beverly B. Mack, Jean Boyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253213983

ISBN-13: 9780253213983

Pub. Date: 05/01/2000

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"... a most welcome addition to the body of scholarship on the Sokoto Jihad and Caliphate." —Religious Studies Review

The fascinating life and times of Nana Asma'u (1793 - 1864), a West African woman who was a Muslim scholar and poet. As the daughter of the spiritual and political leader of the Sokoto community, Asma'u was a role model and teacher for other

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"... a most welcome addition to the body of scholarship on the Sokoto Jihad and Caliphate." —Religious Studies Review

The fascinating life and times of Nana Asma'u (1793 - 1864), a West African woman who was a Muslim scholar and poet. As the daughter of the spiritual and political leader of the Sokoto community, Asma'u was a role model and teacher for other Muslim women as well as a scholar of Islam and a key advisor to her father as he waged a jihad to bring Islam to the population of what is now northwestern Nigeria.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253213983
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
616,644
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Nana Asma’u and the Scholarly Islamic Tradition
2. Qadiriyya Sufism: The Qur'an and the Sunna
3. The Caliphate Community
4. The Poetic Tradition
5. Sokoto as Medina: Imitating the Life of the Prophet and Re-enacting History
6. Caliphate Women’s Participation in the Community
Appendix: Poems by Nana Asma'u
Glossary
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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