One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u, Scholar and Scribe
ISBN: 0253213983
EAN13: 9780253213983
Language: English
Publication Date: May 22, 2000
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.60" H x 8.20" L x 5.40" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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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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