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The African Caliphate: The Life, Works & Teaching of Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio ( 1754 - 1817 )  by Ibraheem Sulaiman.  Ed by Hajj Abdalhaqq Bewley

 328 pages Pb   2009 UK

This scholarly work focuses on the establishment in 1809, in what is
today Northern Nigeria, of the celebrated Sokoto caliphate, which may
well have been the last complete re-establishment, anywhere in the
world, of Islam in its entirety, comprising all its many and varied
As well as giving the biography of the Shehu and a comprehensive
account of the history of his movement, the book also provides an in-
depth examination of his teaching and literary works. These factors
are all inextricably interwoven since, in a way scarcely equalled by
any other historical figure, the Shehu's writings sprang directly out
of the exigencies and requirements of his immediate situation and were
what drove his movement forward and gave it its momentum. As will be
seen, his sole inspiration and source of guidance in every instance
were the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger # to such a
point that he even died at exactly the same age. It is also
astonishing how relevant the Shehu's teachings are, in spite of the
clear difference in both time and environment, to the situation of so
many Muslims in the world today and the solution to many of the
problems currently besetting Islam are clearly indicated within its

Malam Ibraheem Sulaiman

The author teaches law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and
is a research fellow at the University's centre for Islamic legal
studies, where he was the director for a decade. He has attended
seminars and conferences in many different countries and presented
papers on islam, shari'a and political affairs.

ISBN-13: 978-1-84200-111-0 (paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1-84200-112-7 (hardback)

This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 08 August, 2009.

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