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Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In November, 1999, hundreds of thousands of Northern Nigerians took to the streets of Zamfara state to demand the (re)implementation of full shar’iah penal law. Insisting on the laws of God where the ... More


The Later History of the Maḥmūdiyya

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Much of what is known about Sīdī Mahmūd has been derived from traditions of the Khalwatiyya Sūfī order that inherited his mantle in Aïr. Because of the known connection between Jibrīl and Uthmā and ... More


Women, Royalty, and Indigo Dyeing in Northern Nigeria, Circa 1500–1807

Heidi J. Nast

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapterk presents preliminary historical geographic evidence from three sites discovered in and near the ancient city-state of Kano, in northern Nigeria, that shows that as early as the 1500s, ... More


Sticking Fast

Bryan Wagner

in The Tar Baby: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172637
eISBN:
9781400885619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172637.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter talks about how sticking fast is the tar baby story's essence. Once the story was reduced to this one essential element, it became possible to establish connections between variants that ... More


Hausaland’s Islamic Modernity

Sarah Eltantawi

in Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides a history of the rise of Islam in west Africa, in particular to Hausaland, which is today’s Northern Nigeria. The chapter then concentrates on the Sokoto Jihad and subsequent ... More


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