Historical significance of the last five chapters of Bayan Wujub Al-Hijra of Shaykh Usman Bn Fodio
Salihi Ashiru Musa, Muhammad Maga Sule
The book ‘Bayan Wujub Al-Hijra’ The Obligation for Emigration authored by a prominent reformer and a leader of Sokoto Jihad Late Shaykh Usman Bn Fodio is regarded to be one of the most resources of Islamic History, simply because the book discusses how and when emigration is expected to take place. It also sheds light on some important issues regarding the early History of Islam, the virtues and contributions as well as achievements of Prophet and his companions. The book contains sixty three chapters, the last five chapters appraises some important events pertaining the caliphate of Abubakar, Umar, Usman, Aliyu and Hassan (may Allah be pleased with them). Hence, this study examines the historical significance of the last five chapters of the book written by Late Shaykh Usman Bn Fodio, the paper employs a historical and analytical method in order to critically examine the historical significance of the last five chapters of the book, looking at some important historical events mentioned in the chapters, it was written as encounter following the need to protect the Muslim Community from the persecution of those in authority.
Salihi Ashiru Musa, Muhammad Maga Sule. Historical significance of the last five chapters of Bayan Wujub Al-Hijra of Shaykh Usman Bn Fodio. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 4, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 25-29