Uthman Dan Fodio and Nana Asma’u
وَقُل رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا
and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.”
The Quran 20:114
Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.”
Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 224
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani
عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ
224 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب المقدمة باب فضل العلماء والحث على طلب العلم
3914 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الجامع
Nigeria is a country of vast land, diverse people and languages and the largest population in Africa. There are at least 250 languages spoken in Nigeria.
Nigeria has many geographical features like deserts, plains, swamps, mountains, and jungles. It also has one of the largest river systems in the world. The Niger River is the third longest river in Africa, after the Nile and the Congo. Nigeria’s diverse landscape makes it perfect for many different plants and animals.
The Hausa are among the largest communities in Nigeria.
The Hausa language is the most popular language in sub-Saharan Africa – around 55 million people speak it. The language is also spoken by ethnic groups such as the Tuareg, Fulani, Gur, Kanuri, Arabs, Shuwa. The Hausa language uses Arabic characters in writing, and almost 1/4 of the words in the language are borrowed from Arabic, and so most of the Hausa people can read and write in Arabic.
The Fulani people of West Africa are the largest nomadic group in the world. The Fulani were the first group of people in West Africa to convert to Islam.
The Sokoto Caliphate was created by Muslims in the Hausa states in Northern Nigeria and was one of the largest empires in Africa. It was founded in 1804 by Uthman Dan Fodio who became the first Sultan of Sokoto.
Nana Asma’u was the daughter of Dan Fodio.
A Talk about Nana Asma’u
The books we read