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One Woman’s Jihad By Nana Asma’u


By Nana Asma’u

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

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By Nana Asma’u

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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