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By Christopher Wise

within the mid-19th century, al-Hajj Umar Taal introduced a jihad in West Africa that perpetually altered the process the region’s background. Taal used to be a Tukulóor Fulani who was once born in Alwaar, Senegal in 1794 (or 1795). After taking the hajj to Mecca, he again to West Africa and demonstrated Tijaniyya Sufism through the area. Taal’s jihad was once directed opposed to non-Muslim “heathen,” specifically the Bambara. It was once additionally undertaken towards French colonialism. yet, after destroying the Segu Empire of the Bambara, al-Hajj Umar turned embroiled in a bloody sectarian and inter-ethnic clash with the Massina Fulani of Hamdallahi, Mali. two decades within the making, Wise’s Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya is a suite of eyewitness bills of Taal’s existence and jihad, translated into English for the 1st time. unique records, written by way of Sahelian, Arab, and French authors, first seemed in Pulaar Ajami, Arabic, and French. Informants contain Al Hajj Umar Taal, Muhammadu Aliu Tyam, Abdullai Ali, Aguibu Taal, Eugene Mage, Paul Soleillet, Henri Gaden, Thierno Mamadu Taal, Theirno Umar Taal, Al Hajj Seku Taal, and Muntaga Taal. two decades within the making, Wise's "archive" additionally features a long creation through clever that areas Taal’s jihad in ancient context with precise connection with the 2013 jihad of the Ansar Dine in Northern Mali. The ebook comprises historic illustrations, maps, and colour photographs.

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