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Usman dan Fodio

Usman dan Fodio

(…continues from part four…)

5)            Usman dan Fodio (15th December, 1754 – 20th April, 1817) loved jihad and he worked so assiduously to Islamize the Northern Region of Nigeria. His mission was not just to establish good governance but to force Islam on the people; like Muhammad he eliminated opposition to Islamization. According to Wikipedia (abridged) titled: Usman dan Fodio, His teacher, Jibril ibn Umar, was a powerful intellectual and religious leader at the time, who was a staunch proponent of Jihad. Usman dan Fodio led a major episode of a movement described as the Fula jihads in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Uthman was also very influenced by the mushahada or mystical visions he was having. In 1789 a vision led him to believe he had the power to work miracles, and to teach his own mystical wird, or litany. Ɗan Fodio later had visions of Abdul Qadir Gilani, the founder of the Qadiri tariqah, an ascension to heaven, where he was initiated into the Qadiriyya and the spiritual lineage of the Prophet.

Nigerian Emir

Emirs were installed in the towns where Othman dan Fodio’s Islamic jihad conquered

                By 1808, Usman had defeated the rulers of Gobir, Kano, Katsina, and other Hausa Kingdoms. [24] After only a few years of the Fulani War, Usman found himself in command of the Hausa state, the Fulani Empire. The Sokoto Caliphate had become the largest state south of Sahara at the time. In 1812, the caliphate’s administration was reorganized, with Usman’s son Muhammed Bello and brother Abdullahi dan Fodio carried on the jihad and took care of the western and eastern governance respectively. [25] Around this time, Usman returned to teaching and writing about Islam. Usman also worked to establish an efficient government grounded in Islamic law.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Usman ɗan Fodio descended from Saudi Arabian Quraysh

                The Sokoto Caliphate was a combination of an Islamic state and a modified Hausa monarchy. Muhammed Bello introduced Islamic administration, Muslim judges, market inspectors, and prayer leaders were appointed, and an Islamic tax and land system was instituted with revenues on the land considered kharaj and the fees levied on individual subjects called jizya, as in classical Islamic times.

                Usman wrote: “The government of a country is the government of its king without question. If the king is a Muslim, his land is Muslim; if he is an unbeliever, his land is a land of unbelievers. In these circumstances it is obligatory for anyone to leave it for another country.”

                Going by Usman dan Fodio’s philosophic understanding, should he not have left Nigeria for another country like Saudi Arabia? Rather than co-exist with the people peacefully, he resorted to Muhammadan jihadism.

                Do your studies well to find out how the Emirates of Northern Nigeria emerged. They were of jihadic establishments. You cannot wage jihadism without spilling the blood of anyone who would not chorus, “Allah is the greatest, and Muhammad is his prophet.”

Traditional rulers of Northern Nigeria

Islamic Emirs replaced traditional Northern Nigerian kings to promote Dan Fodio’s jihad

                On the Qadiriyya initiation, Vanguard newspaper of October 11, 2013, write-up reads in part:The Qaddirriyya Order was founded in Baghdad in the 12th Century AD by the Sheikh Abd- al-Qadir al-Jilani (d. 1166 AD). It became the most popular mystic brotherhood in Asia from whence it spread to other parts of the Islamic world, including the western Sudan.

His mystical experience

Related is this passage from Al-Wird (Litany), a work by Uthman dan Fodio: “When I reached the age of forty years, five months and a few nights, God Most High drew me near to Him and I found there, the master of human being and jinn our master Mohammed may the peace and blessings  of God  Most High be with him, together with his Companions, the Prophets and the Saints; they welcomed me and seated me amongst themselves.

Then the saviour of human being and jinn, my master Abd al Qadir al Jilani came with  a green cloth decorated with the inscription:  ‘There is no god but God Most High and Mohammed is the Messenger of God Most High’.

demons are disembodied spirits

Demons are foul spirits

                Two people are addressed as saviour of human being and jinn from the above Vanguard newspaper of October 11, 2013. They are Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s sole Islamic Prophet) andAbd al Qadir al Jilani (founder of the Qaddirriyya Order). Jinns are absolutely lost spiritually, according to the Bible. Jinns are ‘demons’ which is aptly described as ‘evil supernatural beings.’ This is the reason why Jesus never allowed them speak anything on His behalf. Demons are foul spirits who work hand in hand with Lucifer. They are beyond salvation, theologically speaking. How they are able to find their way into Allah’s salvation is something Qur’an cannot truly explain to satisfy the theological facticity of the Christian Scriptures.

                Abdullahi dan Fodio, brother of Shehu ɗan Fodio stated that their family are part Fulani, and part Arabs, they are Arabs through Uqba ibn Nafi who was an Arab Muslim of the Umayyad branch of the Quraysh, and hence, a member of the family of the Prophet, Uqba ibn Nafi allegedly married a Fulani woman called Bajjumangbu through which the Torodbe family of Usman ɗan Fodio descended.

                We know what to expect from a descendant of Muhammad. The Islamic bond to Allah’s prophet must of necessity keep the flag of jihad flying. As long as Muhammadan jihad keeps resonating in the Islamic mind, blood must continue to flow to the sanguinary glory of Allah!

get born again

                You can be part of the winning Christianity of Jesus Christ. Get born again by saying this sinners’ prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

(…to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.


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