Hadejia A yau. In assessing the impact of the 19th century Jihadist movement in Hausa land, (a major development in the History of the region), scholars and students of History have agreed that the movement created a political community much larger than any that had existed in the region before then. The process involved the suppression of several sovereign politics that that have developed over several centuries in the area. There was no doubt that internal forces within Hausa land, such as the widening gap between the ruled and the rulers, as a result of the corrupt policies of the later, contributed to this transformation. It is also our belief that the Jihadists (as Intelligensia of the society) served as agents of the internal development that took place in Hausa land at the beginning of the 19th century. But one still needs to ask the question why and how did the Jihadist come to exert such an important historical influence?
The origin of the Fulani Jihadist is a subject that has given rise to many conroversies. One undisputed fact is that some centuries ago they occupied the region of Tekrur, Futa Toro,and Futa Jallon between the Senegal and Niger Rivers. Since then, it is believed that they have been moving Eastward through Massina and the Hausa states toward chad, Fombina and beyond At the time of their movement, an important political development was taking place in Bilad at Sudan, especially in Borno and Kano in the late 15th century, and early 16th century. The period of the Jihadist migration into the above areas is a period of radical political change associated with Mai Ali Ghaji (1470-1503) in Borno and Muhammed Rumfa (1463-1499) in Kano.
The new ideas generated as a result of their policies had brought together people of diverse (descent) linguistic and occupational groups under one umbrella.
By Musa usman Mustapha.
Duk mai bukatar Littafin zai iya tuntubar Baba Ali Najo K.liman.