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Nana Asma'u Bint Usman 'dan Fodio, a nineteenth-century Muslim student, lived within the zone referred to now as northern Nigeria and was once an eyewitness to battles of the most important of the West-African jihads of the period. The practise and behavior of the jihad give you the issues for Nana Asma'u's poetry. Her paintings additionally contains treatises on heritage, legislation, mysticism, theology, and politics, and was once seriously prompted through the Arabic poetic tradition. 
     This quantity comprises annotated translations of works by way of the nineteenth century highbrow monstrous, Nana Asma'u, together with fifty four poems and prose texts. Asma'u rallied public opinion at the back of a move dedicated to the revival of Islam in West Africa, and arranged a public schooling procedure for women.

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Following the tenets of sufi doctrine, Asma'u understood her role to be that of a teacher of the Sunna, and was not hesitant to exercise her authority to promote the well-being of the community. Historical sources indicate clearly that Nana Asma'u was revered as a scholar and a leader of women. In his elegy for her, and using a nickname that indicates her scholarly authority, Isa "This is only a partial list of recommended behaviors listed in the Shehu's Handbook on Islam. The rest are: doing without in this world, safeguarding out offear of Allah, trust and reliance in Allah, entrusting the affair to Allah, conten1ment with the decree of Allah, and fear and hope.

The title uwar gari may appear in modern jingles, as is seen in Elegy for Asma'u, but its use pre-dates modern usage. Nana Asma'u is universally known by the 'ulama as uwar gari. It was her title, and its use is not a modern invention. Prior to the jihad, during the eighteenth century within the Qadiriyya community at Degel, there had been some kind of hierarchy among the women which indicated that the authority of some stretched beyond the home. 42 In the Hausa city states at the same period there is good "The Hausa In]l, was a family nickname for Asma'u, a highly personal family name of affection (Waziri Junaidu, personal conununication, circa 1980).

In what is now known as northwestern Nigeria, during the period 1806/07 AD. D. 4 Boyd & Mack/The Collected Works of Nana Asma 'u great-grandmother, Rukayya, were erudite, teacher-women. 24 Asma'u, her sister Hadiza, and other women from this scholarly community were educated, as were other intellectual women throughout the wider West African region. '6 The community of scholarly women in Asma'u's home was not unique in its day, but echoed other comparable groups throughout West Africa, especially in affiliation with the main movement of the Qadiriyya brotherhood, from the northern part of Africa and the West, into Hausaland.

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