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By Christopher Wise

ISBN-10: 0692848304

ISBN-13: 9780692848302

within the mid-19th century, al-Hajj Umar Taal introduced a jihad in West Africa that without end altered the process the region’s background. Taal was once a Tukulóor Fulani who was once born in Alwaar, Senegal in 1794 (or 1795). After taking the hajj to Mecca, he again to West Africa and verified Tijaniyya Sufism through the zone. Taal’s jihad was once directed opposed to non-Muslim “heathen,” specifically the Bambara. It was once additionally undertaken against French colonialism. yet, after destroying the Segu Empire of the Bambara, al-Hajj Umar turned embroiled in a bloody sectarian and inter-ethnic clash with the Massina Fulani of Hamdallahi, Mali. 20 years within the making, Wise’s Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya is a set of eyewitness bills of Taal’s existence and jihad, translated into English for the 1st time. unique records, written through Sahelian, Arab, and French authors, first seemed in Pulaar Ajami, Arabic, and French. Informants comprise Al Hajj Umar Taal, Muhammadu Aliu Tyam, Abdullai Ali, Aguibu Taal, Eugene Mage, Paul Soleillet, Henri Gaden, Thierno Mamadu Taal, Theirno Umar Taal, Al Hajj Seku Taal, and Muntaga Taal. 20 years within the making, Wise's "archive" additionally encompasses a long advent by way of clever that areas Taal’s jihad in historic context with detailed connection with the 2013 jihad of the Ansar Dine in Northern Mali. The ebook contains ancient illustrations, maps, and colour photographs.

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