Amidu Sanni

Amidu Sanni
Fountain University Osogbo Nigeria · Vice Chancellor/President's Office

PhD. FRAS

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Introduction
Manuscript and Digital Humanities studies and Cultural Anthropology of Sudanic Africa and the Muslim World

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ABSTRACT Panel: African Arabic-Script Languages Title: From the ‘Sacred’ to the ‘Profane’: the Yoruba Ajami Script and the Challenges of a Standard Orthography. Amidu Olalekan Sanni, Fountain University, Osogbo Nigeria The Yoruba (southwest Nigeria) constitute the second largest ethnic group in Nigeria. The earliest evidence of the presence of Isla...
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African American Arabic writing manuscript tradition in the 18th to 19th centuries
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Arabic Language in the Nigerian University System between the Present and the Future), Report of the ICESCO International Conference on World Arabic Day, 21 December 2020, ICESCO: Rabat, January 2021, pp. 57-60. https://www.icesco.org/en/2020/12/19/with-high-level-international-participation-icesco-to-organize-large-celebration-on-world-arabic-lang...
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A dominant Eurocentric but erroneous characterization of Sierra Leone (SL) was of a colony of a largely Europeanized and Christianized African ethnic group; a group which served as an agent of European mission civilisatrice and beacon of Christian light in ‘Dark Africa’. Obviously sidestepped in most of the existing narratives is the multiplicity o...
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In a report by an international delegation of Muslims and Christians which was sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Royal Jordanian Aal Al Bayt Institute (RABIIT), Nigeria is said to be, since the Bosnian war of 1993-1995, the “country in the world where the most severe inter-communal violence between Christians and Muslims has...
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Writing in mid-16th century, Leo Africanus (Ḥasan b. Muḥammad c. 1494-c. 1554) observed that ‘it has been 900 years since Africans use Arabic characters’. Epigraphic inscriptions in 10th century Mali, manuscripts and designed amulets from 12th century West Africa, chronicles and even bi-lingual documentation from the 16th century East African Kilwa...
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My paper discusses how history writing in formal Arabic and Ajami in West Africa has offered a new epistemology and source on local and universal Islamic history. It explores the peculiarities, narratology, thematic spectrum, and transmission models of Ajami as a new source of local/universal knowledge in a glocalized context.
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Al-Bāqillānī's i‘jāz al-Qur’ān is generally considered a classic on the subject of i‘jāz (inimitability of the Qur’ān). But in a unique facsimile of his al-Intiṣār li-l-Qur’ān, is a monumental defence of the integrity of the Holy Book, in which the author offers a robust and analytical exposition of a number of theological and linguistic issues whi...
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The title of my presentation is proceeding from a number of assumptions and presumptions. The argument that there is a body of new sources on African history which need to be energized presupposes the existence of older sources which had been susceptible to colonial manipulation or objectification. The new concept of the “Digital Turn”, as there ha...
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Manuscripts as sources of Islamic History and the Manuscript Tradition in West Africa
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It is about Arabic manuscripts as sources of Africam history
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PLURIEL 3rd International Congress on the theme "Islam and Otherness". 2020, April 14-15, Beirut, Lebanon Study stay from April 14th to17th Website : https://evenement.pluriel.fuce.eu PLURIEL is the University Pltaform for Research on Islam in Europe and Lebanon. It aims to promote the link between researchers on Islam and the Muslim-Christian...
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African Arabic Manuscript Tradition as a source of new knowledge
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Sources of Sudanic African Intellectualism: the Digital Turn and the Challenges of Islamic-oriented Universities in a Research Economy Professor Amidu Olalekan SANNI Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo amsanni@yahoo.co.uk A Keynote presentation at the First Annual International Conference on Education, Science, and Social Sciences @ Intern...
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Harun Kolawole BADMUS had in a 1972 Postgraduate thesis at the University of Ibadan examined the works of many Yoruba authors, including Sheikh Ahmad Awelenje, copies of whose works he had collected from the family archive. Unfortunately, those works, as was the fate with others, are hardly available anymore. My contact with the curator of Arabic a...
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Charles C. Stewart (comp.): Arabic Literature of Africa, Volume 5. The Writings of Mauritania and the Western Sahara, Parts 1 and 2. xxx, 827pp.; xxx, 829–2054 pp. Leiden: Brill, 2016. €480. ISBN 978 90 04 26038 2. - Volume 80 Issue 1 - Amidu Olalekan Sanni
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Fir undergraduates taking courses in all aspects of Islamic religion and civilisation from antiquity to date, as well as lay readers wishing to know about Islam, this excellent introductory work in easy and readable language by an objective and thorough scholar will prove useful and indispensable.
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Little was known of Africa in Enlightenment Europe. John Stanley’s (born John Rowlands 1841-1904) personal report of journeys in the Central Africa, viz “Through the Dark Continent” (1878) only confirmed that little or nothing was known of Africa south of the Sahara till then. It was called the “oral continent par excellence” (Irele and Gikandi 200...
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Abstract This paper will contemplate the extraordinary scholarly legacy of John Owen Hunwick, (adopted Islamic name: ‘Abd al-Razzāq) from its beginnings in Nigeria to the posthumous publication of the last volume of the Arabic Literature in Africa (ALA) series. It begins by examining his ground-breaking and influential lecture given at the Universi...
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Meikal Mumin and Kees Versteegh (eds): The Arabic Script in Africa: Studies in the Use of a Writing System. (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics, 71.) xix, 400 pp. Leiden: Brill, 2014. €134. ISBN 978 90 04 25679 8 9. - Volume 78 Issue 3 - Amidu Olalekan Sanni
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Öz • tr • en Amidu Sanni, “Klasik Arap Şiir ve Teorik Hitabında Tazmîn (En‐ jambment) ve Yapısal Uyum Üzerine/ On Tadmīn (Enjambment) and Structural Coherence in Classical Arabic Poetry and Theoretical Discourse” First section of this paper assesses the importance of tadmin, “implication of meaning,” in medieval Arabic literature, and also reflec...
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In Africa's Forest and Jungles: six years among the Yorubas by StoneRichard Henry, edited and with an introduction by FloreyBetty FinkleaTuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 2010. Pp. xvii+207, £30.50 (pbk). - Volume 49 Issue 3 - AMIDU OLALEKAN SANNI
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Religion and ethnicity are two key issues in the economy of violence with which Nigeria has had to contend in the last twenty-five years. The protagonists of the issues are the state, the aficionados of reli-gious or ethnic idealism and their opponents. The article argues that the culture of denial or marginalisation has largely been responsible fo...
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The Arabic terminological tradition is remarkably unique for the application of a single referential word to a variety of concepts across subjects. One such term is lahn, which, in the sense of a terminus technicus, became a familiar topos in philological, jurisprudential, literary, and Qur'anic discourses. The present study re-examines the referen...
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Islam and the Prayer Economy: history and authority in a Malian town by SoaresBenjamin F.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005. Pp. xii+306. £16.99 (pb). - Volume 46 Issue 4 - AMIDU OLALEKAN SANNI

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