ʿAqīda al-Awwam (Creed of the Commons)
Umar, Alhaji Ibrahim
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Citation (published version)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
This is a small ten-page manuscript in Arabic and Kanuri Ajami titled “ʿAqidā al-Awwam” written in a poetic style. It is a typical classic Islamic jurisprudence instructional document written from the Mālikī school perspective. As with many similar documents, the manuscript begins with praising Allāh followed by a tribute to Prophet Muḥammad, and then delves into the subject matter: a detailed description of Allāh’s characteristics. The manuscript also talks about the many messengers of God, dwelling on the last and final one (Prophet Muḥammad). As part of the discussion on Prophet Muḥammad, the writer also talks about his companions, celebrating them. Kanuri Ajami is used in the glosses. The first date of publication is given (2012CE/1433 AH). The manuscript is unbound and has page numbers.
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 Alhaji Bashir who was born and bred in Damask in Borno State. The manuscript owner is a graduate of University of Maiduguri, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. He said that his interest in Kanuri Ajami is what motivates him to develop a collection of Kanuri Ajami texts. He works for the Borno State government, and maintains his interest in Ajami, especially Kanuri. Alhaji Bashir has extensive Islamic knowledge.
RightsThese materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com).