Article Number: DRJSSES2274526973
Vol. 7 (6), pp. 148-152, July 2020
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The Place of Bade Emirate in the Promotion of Islamic Learning and Social Integration, 1946-2015
Bade Emirate is one of the oldest established Emirates in Northern Nigeria. The name of the Emirate and the tribe is supposedly derived from the name of a town called Badr in Saudi Arabia, a place which was said to be the original home of Bade people before their migration to the present settlement in Yobe State, Nigeria. The teaching of Qur’anic education and Islamic Jurisprudence in Bade Emirate could be said to have started during the reign of Mai Sale I, (1897-1919) when he sought and brought an Islamic scholar from Damgaram in present day Niger Republic, Abubakar Mustapha, to Bade in c. (1904). He settled him in the Emirate headquarters then Gorgaram, mainly to teach, lead prayer, preach and judge cases based on Islamic teachings. Bade’s geographical location as the northern most buffer area between Kanem-Borno and Sokoto Caliphate, two powerful Islamic kingdoms made it unique in the growth of Islam. This article, therefore, highlights the roles played by the Bade rulers and its community in the promotion of Islam and social integration in the Bade-land.
Keywords: Bade Emirate, Islamic learning and social integration