Story of The Sokoto Caliphate – Sultans, Wazirs, and Emirs 1804 – 1997

Story of The Sokoto Caliphate – Sultans, Wazirs, and Emirs 1804 – 1997

The Sokoto Caliphate was an independent Islamic Sunni Caliphate in West Africa that was founded during the jihad of the Fulani War in 1804 by Usman dan Fodio.[1] It was abolished when the British conquered the area in 1903 and established the Northern Nigeria Protectorate. Developed in the context of multiple independent Hausa kingdoms, at its height the caliphate linked over 30 different emirates and over 10 million people in the most powerful state in the region and one of the most significant empires in Africa in the nineteenth century. The caliphate was a loose confederation of emirates that recognized the suzerainty of the “commander of the faithful”, the sultan or caliph.[2] The caliphate brought decades of economic growth throughout the region.

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Story of The Sokoto Caliphate – Sultans, Wazirs, and Emirs 1804 – 1997

 

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