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Usuman Dan Fodio

(d. 1817)


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Shaykh ʿUthmān ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿUthmān ibn Ṣāliḥ (c.1754–1817),Nigerian religious leader and reformer, known to the Hausas as Shehu Usuman Dan Fodio—shehu is Hausa for “shaykh”—was born into a family ...

Subjects: Islam.


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