SOKOTO JIHADIST WRITINGS AS A BLUE PRINT TOWARDS SOCIO-RELIGIOUS TRANSFORMATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA
Tambari Sidi Yusuf; Dr. Tukur Abubakar & Aisha Abubakar Tsoho
This paper aimed at exploring the Sokoto Jihadist writings as a blue print towards Socio-Religious transformation in northern Nigeria. The paper highlighted the level of intellectual and scholarly rejuvenation that characterized the nineteenth century Muslim regions of Nigeria culminated into the thriving rational awakening which consequently contributed to the emergence of Muslim scholars and researchers who ventured into general studies in different aspects of knowledge. The nature character and relevance of Sokoto Caliphate writings was theoretically addressed by scholars in the 19th century thereby trying to reposition and reshape the mental, intellectual and spiritual threads and fabrics of the Muslims about the importance and necessity for the study of the subject among the Muslims. On the other hand, this paper tried intellectually to set a phase and redefine boarders and frontiers in the development of Sokoto Caliphate writings by fundamentally codifying and documenting thematically different fields of studies in order to encourage students and researches to study the area as a normal discipline in the curriculum and learning methods in the region.