The Lost and Found Children of Abraham Essay

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SANKORE' Institute of Islamic - African Studies International The Lost & Found Children of Abraham In Africa and the American Diaspora The Saga of the Turudbe’ Fulbe’ & Their Historical Continuity Through Identity Construction in the Quest for Self-Determination by Abu Alfa Umar MUHAMMAD SHAREEF bin Farid 0 Copyright/2004- Muhammad Shareef SANKORE' Institute of Islamic - African Studies International www.sankore.org/www,siiasi.org All rights reserved Cover design and all maps and illustrations done by Muhammad Shareef 1 SANKORE' Institute of Islamic - African Studies International www.sankore.org/ www.siiasi.org The Turudbe’ Fulbe’: the Lost Children of Abraham The Persistence of Historical Continuity Through Identity Construction in the Quest for Self-Determination 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Abstract Introduction The Origin of the Turudbe’ Fulbe’ Social Stratification of the Turudbe’ Fulbe’ The Turudbe’ and the Diffusion of Islam in Western Bilad’’s-Sudan Uthman Dan Fuduye’ and the Persistence of Turudbe’ Historical Consciousness 7. The Asabiya (Solidarity) of the Turudbe’ and the Philosophy of History 8. The Persistence of Turudbe’ Identity Construct in the Diaspora 9. The ‘Lost and Found’ Turudbe’ Fulbe Children of Abraham: The Ordeal of Slavery and the Promise of Redemption 10. Conclusion 11. Appendix 1 The `Ida`u an-Nusuukh of Abdullahi Dan Fuduye’ 12. Appendix 2 The Kitaab an-Nasab of Abdullahi Dan Fuduye’ 13. Appendix 3 The Aslu’l-Falaatiyeen of Abdullahi Dan Fuduye’ 14. Appendix 4 The Kitaab an-Nasab al-Falaata of Bashir ibn Ahmad ibn Mudi Abdu 15. Appendix 5 The Autobiography of Umar ibn Sayyid 16. Bibiliography 2 Abstract: “The Lost Children of Abraham” The Turudbe’ Fulbe’ The Persistence of Historical Continuity Through Identity Construction in the Quest for Self-Determination

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