Sokoto Caliphate


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Sokoto Caliphate:

see Usuman dan FodioUsuman dan Fodio
1754–1817. Fulani religious and political leader. Beginning as an itinerant Muslim missionary in northern Nigeria, he gained a large following for his syncretic visions, establishing a base in Gudu.
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The vast area covered by the Middle Belt does not in any way share views with the peoples of Sokoto Caliphate, Kano and Kastina.
The Northern Region, in fact, has deep Islamic roots dating back to the Sokoto Caliphate, which governed the area from 1804-1903.
Religion and the Making of Nigeria demonstrates how the enduring structures of the Sokoto caliphate, indirect rule, and mission Christianity combined to shape the development of ethno-national identities, the formation of political alliances, and governance in postcolonial Nigeria.
The daughter of the Nigerian Sokoto Caliphate founder Usman dan Fodio, she devoted her life to educating women both rich and poor, Muslim and non-Muslim.
It can be argued that the Muslim uprising at Ilorin in 1817 marked a dramatic change that was tied to external factors, namely the jihad that consolidated the Sokoto Caliphate after 1804.
While Izala has a rationalizing and egalitarian tenor (so is, to that extent, 'modernist'), it also stands firmly in a tradition of Islamic reform going back locally to Usman dan Fodio, whose jihad in the early nineteenth century established the Sokoto Caliphate and, through it, the prevailing Islamic order in Northern Nigeria.
Sokoto caliphate In the 19th century, a Sokoto caliphate was proclaimed across most of modern-day northern Nigeria and was considered separate from other Muslim kingdoms, such as the Ottoman Empire.
The creation of the Fulani empire and Sokoto caliphate by the missionary turned revolutionary warrior was regarded as a paradigm event though, in time, Dan Fodio himself led the charge in repudiating the jihad, denouncing those committing crimes and "undertaking raids to seize women as slaves."
The first Sultan was Usman dan Fodio, the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate and Fulani Empire.
Dan Fodio was the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate in 1809 in what is now northern Nigeria and is also considered a source of inspiration for Boko Haram.