Bushra’u (Panegyric Poems of the Prophet)
b. Fodio, Shaykh ʿUthmān
Bello, Sultan Muḥammad
b. Fodio, Abdullāh
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Citation (published version)Kurfi, Mustapha Hashim, Ngom, Fallou, and Castro, Eleni (2019). African Ajami Library: EAP 1042. Digital Preservation of Fulfulde & Kanuri Ajami Materials of Northeastern Nigeria. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/38242
This manuscript is a book of panegyric poems dedicated to Prophet Muḥammad. It is locally called "Bushra’u"(meaning: good news or good omen). It is a large collection of praises dedicated to Prophet Muḥammad. Bushra’u, as the title suggests, describes the unique and unrivaled attributes of Prophet Muḥammad. It describes his character and what makes him outstanding, including being a chosen person, trustworthy, noble yet humble, generous, brave, and compassionate. Bushra’u speaks to all of mankind—illustrating the virtuous habits of Allāh’s final messenger. It argues that Prophet Muḥammad is a messenger for all mankind. The poems also discuss paradise and its marvels. Bushra’u is a very popular collection of poems among Fulfulde speakers in northern Nigeria. The poems are regularly chanted in religious events.
The entire manuscript is available for download as a single PDF file. Higher-resolution images may be available upon request. For technical assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Mustapha Hashim Kurfi (Principal Investigator), Mohammed Bara’u Musa & Hauwa Usman (Local Project Managers), Adamu Mohammed, Abacha Kachalla, Abdrra’uf Abdullahi & Falmaa Madu Ibrahim (General Field Facilitators), and Haladu Mamman (Photographer). Technical Team: Prof. Fallou Ngom (Director African Studies Center), and Eleni Castro (Technical Lead, BU Libraries). These Collections of Fulfulde & Kanuri Ajami materials are copied as part of the African Studies Center’s African Ajami Library. Access Condition and Copyright: These materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com). Citation: Materials in this web edition should be cited as: Kurfi, Mustapha Hashim, Ngom, Fallou, and Castro, Eleni (2019). African Ajami Library: Digital Preservation of Fulfulde & Kanuri Ajami Materials of Northeastern Nigeria. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/38242. For Inquiries: Please contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org).Provenance / Custodial history: This manuscript is owned by Al-Ḥājj ʿUthmān Nguru (aka El-Fullaty). The manuscript is an old one, undated but the owner said that it has been with him for over 50 years. It was originally written by Shaykh ʿUthmān b. Fodio, his son, Sultan Muḥammad Bello, and his brother, ʿAbdullāh b. Fodio (Abdullahi in-Gwandu). The manuscript is unbound. No pages are missing.
RightsThese materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com).