Qawā’id al-Ṣalāt (Principles of Ritual Prayers)
Kakaduma, Goni Abdullahi
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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 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 schools study. Though, its title suggests ritual prayers, it first addresses the preliminary rituals of ablution, required ritual showers, and then ritual prayers, which is the major subject matter of the rest of the manuscript. The glosses are smaller in font compared to the main Arabic text. The last part of the manuscript deals with monotheism and explains the attributes of Allāh. It concludes with a supplication that is recited in the last segment of ritual prayers. In so doing, the writer illustrates the importance of Islamic ritual prayers and shows his style of writing: starting out with a strong introduction, then logically presenting the sequences of rituals involved in obligatory daily prayers, and concluding with prayers. The manuscript has 15 pages and is a complete unbound copy. It has no signs of damage. It is undated but 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 email@example.com. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.com).Provenance / Custodial history: The owner is Umar Ibrahim who hails from Gamborou-Ngala in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. The owner, Umar, is a madrasa teacher, who uses the manuscript as instructional material. He said that he teaches three categories of students (students, married women, and adult males) and that he uses the same text for all his students.
RightsThese materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org).