Sunday, 28th May 2023

Usman dan Fodio

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This week’s topic is indeed the conclusion of the whole matter I began three weeks ago on a thematic area: ‘Why Buhari is a man of the decade (1&2)’. It has been part of my periodical Buhariwatch.
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Usman dan Fodio was an Islamic preacher, reformer, scholar and statesman. Born December 15, 1754 in Maratta, Gobir in today’s northern Nigeria, Dan Fodio devoted his youth in pursuit of Islamic education, preaching, teaching and writing.   He lived in Gobir until 1802, when his reformist ideas ran counter with local authorities, which made him and his followers to…
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Pilgrims must walk through three rooms, a foyer and a 200-metre-long corridor before accessing the dimly-lit chamber where Usman dan Fodio and two of his sons are buried in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.


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