For the second time in a month, police raid a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions.

AL HAJJ UMAR TAL

11 February 2020

If Alhaji Salim Suwareh did not raise the sword to spread Islam, Al Hajj Umar Tal (1797-1864) did and with as much success as the Jakhanke missionaries.

THE SOKOTO CALIPHATE

11 February 2020

Introduction

Created by a jihad launched by Usman dan Fodio (also spelt Usman Ibn Fodio, Uthman Dan Fuduye, or Uthman Ibn Fodio) between 1804 and 1810,

The term ‘Almoravid’ comes from the Arabic word ‘al-Murabit, literally meaning “one who is trying” but figuratively meaning “one who is ready for battle at a fortress”.

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