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Title:Political and socio-religious impact of the 'Qadiriyyah' in Nigeria
Author:Ahmed, A.F.
Year:2008
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Volume:17
Pages:117-132
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:Muslim brotherhoods
Sufism
political history
Abstract:This paper examines the impact of the 'Qadiriyyah', a Sufi order, in northern Nigeria. Following an exposť on the order's organizational set-up, the paper discusses its political impact during the period of the Sokoto Sultanate (1802-1902) and the Ahmadu Bello era (1956-1966). In conclusion, attention is paid to the socioreligious role of the 'Qadiriyyah'. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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