Al-Sanūsiyya al-Sughrā (Short Version of Al-Sanusiyya)
Usman, Alhaji Goni
b. Yūsuf al-Sanūsī, Shaykh Muḥammad
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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 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 are many versions of the work, including those that have detailed commentaries. But this version is the short form. It is a foundational text on tawḥīd (oneness of Allāh). Al-Sanūsiyya al-Sughrā has been a popular work that is read, memorized, and chanted by students of the tsangaya traditional Islamic schools. It deals with attributes of Allāh and the features that are not His. It also deals with many messengers of Allāh and concludes with insights about Prophet Muḥammad. An outstanding feature in this manuscript is a pattern marking at the center (page 20) and on the cover page. Such markings are commonly found on Quranic manuscripts and not in books like this one. It was originally written in traditional ink.
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: The owner is Arikime Buba from Maiduguri in Borno State. Arikime inherited the manuscript from his father, Goni Buba, who died in 1988. The family had shared the inheritance of Goni Buba, and this manuscript and other items went to Arikime. There is no date of publication of the text, but the owner said that he grew up knowing that it was part of his father’s personal collection.
RightsThese materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com).