AN APPRAISAL OF THE INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF MALLAM MUHAMMAD MUQADDAM MAIMASA TO ISLAMIC SCHOLARSHIP

Gambari Muhammad Aliyu Department of Islamic Studies,.
Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin

Abstract

There is no denying the fact that Muslim Scholars, the heirs of the Prophetic treasures play a vital role in preserving Islamic legacy. Shaykh Muhammad Mugqaddam Maimasa is one of the outstanding scholars of the contemporary age that lefi indelible impression in Ilorin Emirate and neighboring towns in Nigeria on the aspect of Islamic Scholarship. The present paper however, is an attempt to appraise his intellectual contribution. Similarly, effort is made to relate relevance of his intellectual ideology to the present era in the field of da'wah activities. It was discovered after the study that Shaykh Muhammad Muqaddam Maimasa was a prolific Arabic writer, who made a huge contribution to the development of Arabic language and Sufism. It was also discovered that he was a Qadiriyyah Sufi order but he does not discriminate among the two popular tarigah in Nigeria. The paper, however, suggested to Nigerian Sufist and researchers to pay more attentions on the works of West African Muslim Scholars in the field of Qur'anic exegesis, Sufism, poetry efc.

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