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  • Deftere Ḥajj (Pilgrimage Book) 

    This manuscript is about the pilgrimage to Mecca. It is small in size but a very rich book that outlines the meaning of pilgrimage, its principles, along with do’s and don’ts. It is written in Fulfulde Ajami. The author ...
  • Al-Qaṣāʾid al-ʿAjamiyya (Ajami Poems) 

    b. Fodio, Shehu ʿUthmān; b. Fodio, Shehu ʿAbdullāhi; Bello, Sultan Muḥammad (1970)
    This manuscript is a collection of poems written by the triumvirate: Shehu ʿUthmān b. Fodio, Shehu ʿAbdullāhi b. Fodio (his brother), and Sultan Muhammad Bello (Shehu b. Fodio’s son and Shehu ʿAbdullāhi’s nephew). The ...
  • Al-Sanūsiyya al-Sughrā (Short Version of Al-Sanusiyya) 

    Usman, Alhaji Goni; Al-Talmiz; b. Yūsuf al-Sanūsī, Shaykh Muḥammad
    This manuscript is a copy of the work of Shaykh Muḥammad b. Yūsuf al-Sanūsī (aka Abū ʿAbdullāh) with extensive explicatory marginal and interlinear Kanuri glosses. This short book is popularly known as Al-Sanūsiyya. There ...
  • Deftere Wanginoori Maʿna Mukhtaṣar al-Akhdarī (A Book on the Meanings of Akhdarī) 

    Tijani, Ahmad Adib; ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Akhdarī (2001)
    This manuscript is a complete translation of the book that was written by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Akhdarī – an important Maliki jurist. The manuscript is written in Arabic and Fulfulde Ajami. Each Arabic line is rendered in ...
  • Kiitaaji Diina Ujuneeree (The Book of a Thousand Verdicts) 

    Umaru, Hamidu
    This manuscript is an Islamic jurisprudence work that contains injunctions on various aspects of Islamic rituals. It is original in the sense that it was not a translation of another person’s work, but the author’s own ...
  • Saffondi Nayi al-Nawawī (Collection of al-Nawawī's Forty-Four Ḥadiths) 

    Tijjani Adib, Muhammad Ahmed; al-Nawawī
    This manuscript is a Fulfulde Ajami translation of Imām al-Nawawī’s forty-four ḥadiths. This ḥadith collection is perhaps the most popular one in northern Nigeria. Students in Quranic school students study the text and are ...
  • Tatal Koldiniigal (Pillars of Religion) 

    Ahmadu, Shehu; Tijani, Ahmad Adib
    This manuscript is an original work on Islamic ritual practices written in Fulfulde Ajami. Although not very long, the text is rich. It addresses many topics, including what the Islamic faith is about, ritual prayers, ...
  • Tafsiru Juz’u Amma (Translation of the 30th Part of the Quran) 

    This manuscript is a complete originally bound copy of the Fulfulde Ajami version of the tafsir (exegesis) of Juz’u Amma, which is the last part of the Quran. This sub-unit is called “The short chapters” of the Holy Book ...
  • Qawā’id al-Ṣalāt (Principles of Ritual Prayers) 

    Kakaduma, Goni Abdullahi
    This manuscript is the Arabic version of Qawā’id al-Ṣalāt with extensive glosses in Kanuri Ajami. The text is popular and it is generally among the very first books that students in madrasa and the traditional Tsangaya ...
  • Manẓūm ibn ʿĀshur (Ibn ʿĀshur's Poems) 

    Abubakar, Ahana; Umar, Nahir; ibn ʿĀshūr, Muhammad al-Ṭāhir
    This manuscript is a collection of Ibn ʿĀshur's poems in Arabic with extensive explicatory glosses in Kanuri Ajami. The Arabic text is written in a regular poetic style. This text is one of the famous works on Islamic ...

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