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The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

Abdulbasit Kassim and Michael Nwankpa


Since it erupted onto the world stage in 2009, people have asked, what is Boko Haram, and what does it stand for? Is there a coherent vision or set of beliefs behind it? Despite the growing literature about the group, few if any attempts have been made to answer these questions, even though Boko Haram is but the latest in a long line of millenarian Muslim reform groups to emerge in Northern Nigeria over the last two centuries. The Boko Haram Reader offers an unprecedented collection of essential texts, documents, videos, audio, and nashids (martial hymns), translated into English from Hausa, A ... More

Keywords: Terrorism, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Islamist, Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190908300
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908300.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdulbasit Kassim, editor
Rice University

Michael Nwankpa, editor
Roehampton University

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David Cook

10 Film

Muhammad Yusuf

11 History of the Muslims

Muhammad Yusuf

12 Admonition

Muhammad Yusuf

18 Returning to the Qur’ān and Sunna:

Lecture By Muhammad Mamman Nur And Muhammad Yusuf

15(B) Grouping of Sermons

[Trans.: Abdulbasit Kassim]

15(C) Grouping of Sermons

[Trans.: Abdulbasit Kassim]

26 Hausa Nashid “We are Not Boko Haram, We are the People of Sunna”

Jamā’At Ahl Al-Sunna Li-L-Da‘Wa Wa-L-Jihād

33 Message to the World

Abubakar Shekau

38 Raid on Maiduguri

Abubakar Shekau

39 Hausa Nashid in the Video “The Raid on Maiduguri”1

Jamā‘at Ahl Al-Sunna Li-L-Da‘Wa Wa-L-Jihād

40 Message to the Umma

Abubakar Shekau

51 Charlie Hebdo

Abubakar Shekau

55 Allah is Our Master

Jamā’at anṣār Al-Muslimin Fi Bilād Al-Sūdān

57 Application of the Rulings of Islam in the Islamic State in Africa

Jamā‘at Ahl Al-Sunna Li-L-Da‘Wa Wa-L-Jihād

58 Investigation of the Nigerian Army

Jamā’at Anṣār Al-Muslimin Fi Bilād Al-Sūdān

70 “Investigate”

Wilāyat Gharb Ifriqiyā

71 Message to the World

Abubakar Shekau

73 Message from the Soldiers

Man Chari and Abubakar Shekau

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