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Bauchi And Gombe
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Although there were Muslim communities in the area before the nineteenth century, it was not until Yaʿqūb ɗan Dādi, a flagbearer (and possibly a disciple) of Sh. ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad Fodiye, established an Islamic emirate in Bauchi in 1805 that the religion really took root.1 Even today, however, the population of Bauchi State is of mixed religious allegiance since Christian missions also undertook proselytization in the twentieth century. ʿAlī Abū Bakr (Thaqāfa, 183-8) gives an account of the Islamic colleges that were established in Bauchi, Gombe and Nafaɗa (half …

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“Bauchi And Gombe”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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