Gwalagi Eni Tijāni (Stanzas in Nupe Ajami praising Tijāni)
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Citation (published version)Kurfi, Mustapha Hashim, Ngom, Fallou, and Castro, Eleni (2019). African Ajami Library: Digital Preservation of Nupe Ajami Materials of Middle Belt, Nigeria. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/38121.
This manuscript titled Gwalagi Eni Tijāni is a eulogy in Nupe Ajami, praising and eulogizing the Sheik Ahmad Tijāni, the leader of the Tijjāniyyah Movement. The poem does not contain the author’s name, nor does it indicate the date for which it was written. The name of the scribe was written beneath, in Latin script, including his address "Alkali Maregi Bangbara, Bida – Near the gate of the town." Similar to most poems in the Ajami tradition, this manuscript begins with a complete Basmalah - "Bismillahir-Raḥmānir-Raḥīm. The Arabic short form Bismillahi appears in the first stanza and the rest of the poem is written in Nupe Ajami. The majority of poems in Ajami end with a conclusion but this one appears to have none. There is a total of eleven (11) stanzas, but there is a missing catchword at the end, which would signify that there are more stanzas to be read or chanted on the following page(s). This facsimile is part of what Sheikh Imam Alhaji Abdurrahman Aboki examined in his 1991 dissertation.
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), Alhaji Abubakar A’ishatu (Local Project Manager), Usman Abdullahi Nagya (General Field Facilitator) and Mohammed Yahaya Isah (Gatekeeper), Technical Team: Prof. Fallou Ngom (Director African Studies Center), and Eleni Castro (Technical Lead, BU Libraries). This collection of Nupe 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 Nupe Ajami Materials of Middle Belt, Nigeria. Boston: Boston University Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/38121. For Inquiries: Please contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org).Provenance and Condition: This manuscript is owned by Sheikh Alhaji Abdurrahman Aboki, the Chief Imam of Central Mosque of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida—Niger state (Middle Belt of Nigeria). The manuscript is in good condition and can be found on page 401 from the manuscript owner’s complete dissertation. The complete Dissertation info is as follows: "Nupe Islamic Verses in Ajami Edition: Transliteration and Translation of Islamic Studies Manuscripts of Nupeland" submitted to the Department of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Islamic Studies) and approve on 1991 A.D./1412 A.H.
RightsThese materials are subject to copyright. All rights reserved to the author. For use, distribution or reproduction contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com).