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Sheikh Muhammad el Amin el Kanemi

(1776-1837), Scholar; ruler of Bornu (later Nigeria)

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Islamic scholar, teacher, religious and political leader who advised the mais (emperors), restored Borno's independence from Fulani domination in the 1820s and eventually supplanted the Sayfawa dynasty and it's Kanem-Borno Empire. In 1846, Al-Kanemi's son Umar I ibn Muhammad el-Amin proclaimed himself as the first shehu (ruler) of Borno. The event marked the end of the Sayfawa dynasty's eight hundred year rule in which they had made Borno their capital and a centre for Islamic scholarship. The current Shehu of Borno, whose seat remains in modern Borno State, Nigeria, is descended from Amin el-Kanemi.

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Sheikh Muhammad el Amin el Kanemi; Dixon Denham, by Edward Francis Finden, published by  John Samuel Murray, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D23403

Sheikh Muhammad el Amin el Kanemi; Dixon Denham

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D23403


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Hassan Aboubakar Bahar el KANEMI

25 August 2020, 16:22

Je suis ému par la découverte de mes aïeux restant méconnu jusqu'à nos jours et aujourd'hui grâce à votre documentation nous avons enfin retrouvé la trace de nos ancêtres grand parents merci infiniment a vous.
Hassan Aboubakar BAHAR El Kanemi

Fatime Adam Aboubakar

21 August 2020, 21:39

Je répond au nom de FATIME ADAM ABOUBAKAR, je suis très contente de trouvé mes descendants, dont j'étais à leurs recherches depuis plusieurs années. Je suis très ravie de retrouver enfin les traces des Rois Muhammad El kanemi et Sayf. Heureuses de ces documentations, je partage avec vous ce que je ressens et de mon lien Sayfawi.

Hadje Kaltouma Aboubakar Bahar

17 August 2020, 06:39

Je suis très ravie de partager avec vous que je suis l'une de descendance du Sheikh Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Kanami, descendant du Sayf le Lion de Yemen, d'où on a connu très récemment à travers de plusieurs années de recherches. Une Histoire Millénaire, une Histoire de royaume et millénaire. L'histoire est très longue, je conseille aux chers lecteurs où chercheurs d'exploiter les documentations.

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