Yan Taru

About the Yan Taru

In the sixteenth century, there is evidence that a learning association for women existed. The teachers were called Yan Taru, a Hausa appellation which literally means: “those who have come together” or “the collective”. The lead teachers therein were known as Jajis, in Hausa it means ‘the leader of a caravan’, but this simply referred to the leader status of women. Three centuries later, at the request of the Caliph Muhammad Bello, her brother, Sayyida Nana Asmau, a scholar, poet and teacher systematized the Yan Taru for the benefit of women and children.

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  1. As salaamu alaykum Shaykh Muhammad,
    May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our master Muhammad and upon his family, companions, wives, and descendants abundantly.

    Shaykh Muhammad are there any female scholars amongst your group or in the Yan Taru that a sister can speak to and ask questions on religious matters?

  2. As salaamu alaykum shaykh Muhammad I am trying to order a few of our books insha’Allah? But I don’t know how to really work the platform of this website. If you can please assist me with direction as far as ordering books I would really appreciate it. Shukran in advance.

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