History Of The Development Of Islam In Western Sudan In The 19th Century

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Collin Host
California State University at San Marcos


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One of the remarkable features to all the development of Islam in Western Sudan In the !9[th] Century was the leadership and efforts of three different commanders, Al-Hajj Umar Tal, Seku Ahmadu Lobo, and Usuman dan Fodio. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the effects these three leaders had on the jihads and the nineteenth century reform movements in western Sudan. I will go further into detail about why I believe Usuman Dan Fodio was the most successful reforming leader in the western Sudan ...

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preparations for his task." (Jean Froelich) he decided to use force because he wanted to issue a jihad to bring back the muslims who had strayed from the religion and also force terror in order to convert them into his beliefs. The first attack was on the city of Tamba in Senegal. But he was better know for the attacks he unleshed on the French. Even though he lost most of the attacks agaist the French he was praised for his efforts who fought like a warrior more than a political leader. People believed he resembled the early prophet of Muhammad. "Who fought in the name of God and converted by fire and the sword."( This is where thousands glorified him for the killing and the thousands he sold into slavery as proof of the divine character of his missions, but the were also others who hate him to this day for shedding Muslim blood. I think Umar Tal was lest successful leader out of the three because he wasn't able to further his power and create a new capital he was better know ...

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slaves would provide labor for plantations and in return they would have the opportunity to become a Muslim. After the caliphate was established it would provide decades of economic growth throughout the area. I believe that Usuman was the most important reforming leader in the nineteenth century of western Sudan because with all his activities as founder of the Islamic community, the Sokoto caliphate, which created the Hausa states and made neighboring territories use a single central administration for the first time in history. He is believed to have renewed the faith "In addition, Usman dan Fodio's jihad provided the inspiration for a series of related holy wars in other parts of ...

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