Ibrahim Sulaiman

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Influential northern Nigerian intellectual. Considered to be part of a new generation of Muslim thinkers in the 1980s who actively affirm the Islamic identity of Nigeria and advocate activist religious renewal. Participated in a major effort to study the early-nineteenth-century jihad; his historical studies of the jihad of Uthman Dan Fodio and the subsequent Sokoto caliphate have been influential in shaping current historical understanding. Associated for many years with the Centre for Islamic Legal Studies of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

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