The Torodbe Clerisy: A Social View

@article{Willis1978TheTC,
  title={The Torodbe Clerisy: A Social View},
  author={John Ralph Willis},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1978},
  volume={19},
  pages={195 - 212}
}
  • J. Willis
  • Published 1 April 1978
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
It is a salient feature of the great jihāds of the western Sudan that the leadership for these wars of religious fervour should have sprung forth from a single source, the Torodbe clerisy. It was the Torodbe ʿulamā’ who sustained the jihāds in Futas Bundu, Toro and Jallon in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and prefigured the jihāds of Usumān dan Fodio and al-Hājj ʿUmar b. Saʿīd, perhaps the most illustrious leaders thrown up by Torodbe Islam. We have long viewed these Islamic… 

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