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The African Caliphate: The Life, Works and Teaching of Shaykh Usman Dan Fodio (1754-1817)
The African Caliphate: The Life, Works and Teaching of Shaykh Usman Dan Fodio (1754-1817)
The African Caliphate: The Life, Works and Teaching of Shaykh Usman Dan Fodio (1754-1817)

The African Caliphate: The Life, Works and Teaching of Shaykh Usman Dan Fodio (1754-1817)

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Explore the enthralling pages of "The African Caliphate" by the perceptive Ibrahim Sulaiman, as history unfolds to show the remarkable story of an African legacy that is frequently neglected. This intriguing work delves into the rich fabric of Africa's past, examining the dynamic emergence of Islamic caliphates and their lasting impact on the continent's cultural, social, and political landscapes.

Rediscovering Forgotten Chapters: 

Ibrahim Sulaiman starts by peeling back the layers of history to reveal lesser-known chapters, providing readers with a new perspective on Africa's Islamic legacy. The story travels through time painstakingly, bringing to light the stories of African caliphates who played crucial roles in establishing the continent's different communities.

The growth of African Caliphates: 

The book's heart reveals the growth of African caliphates, highlighting their cultural pinnacles and the sociopolitical systems that blossomed under their influence. Ibrahim Sulaiman expertly walks readers through these caliphates' golden eras, highlighting their contributions to art, science, trade, and governance.

Islamic Scholarship and Cultural Flourishing:

The author dives into the diverse intellectual landscapes nurtured by African caliphates. Readers obtain insights into the diverse characteristics of these caliphates, which often served as beacons of illumination in their own regions, from renowned centers of Islamic study to flourishing arts and architecture.

Trade, Diplomacy, and Diversity:

"The African Caliphate" delves into the intricate web of commercial routes and diplomatic contacts that defined these historical periods. Ibrahim Sulaiman emphasizes the interconnectedness of African caliphates with the larger Islamic world, highlighting the diversity that thrived within these communities.

DETAILS:

ISBN: 9781842001110
AUTHOR: Ibraheem Sulaiman
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 348 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 21 x 15 x 3 CM
PUBLISHER: Diwan Press (April 1, 2019)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Malam Ibraheem Sulaiman 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 matters.

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