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Title:The Fulani concept of jihad Shehu Uthman dan Fodio
Author:Al-Hajj, Muhammad
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
Abstract:The Islamic revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries in West Africa, The Fulani jihads, resulted in the establishment of a number of Islamic States which survived until the European occupation in the latter part of the 19th century. There is little information about the character and significance of this dynamic 'Fulani Phase of Islamization'. This paper discusses as the jihad of Shehu 'Uthman dan Fodio in Hausaland, the major movement among the Fulani uprisings. The author suggests that the jihad of Shehu 'Uthman dan Fodio was primarily religious in character. This is verified by the study of the intellectual background of the jihad as revealed in the writings of the Shehu, his brother Abdullahi and his son Muhammad Bello. References; text in Arabic characters.