Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The portrait of Shaykh 'Adam 'Abdullah 'al-'Iluri (1917-1992) in an Arabic threnody of Nigerian provenance
Author:Folorunsho, Mikail Adebisi
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
praise poetry
religious literature
Abstract:In 1992, an elegy was written on the occasion of the death of Shaykh 'Adam 'Abdullah 'al-'Iluri (1917-1992) by Mustafa Jumu'ah Adewale. Shaykh 'Adam was an erudite scholar of Islam in Nigeria, whose activities embraced teaching, preaching, healing, and writing. Many of the former students of his 'Markaz' (or 'centre of learning') occupy important positions in Nigeria as University teachers of Arabic and Islamic studies, Shari'ah court judges and administrators. The original Arabic text of the elegy is presented along with its translation into English, followed by a brief thematic analysis. The thematic components of the elegy are: 1. the elegy on Shaykh 'Adam 'Abdullah 'al-'Iluri proper; 2. didactic part; 3. biographical exposition on 'al-'Iluri; 4. eulogy; and 5. supplication. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]