The Black Islam: a Family in the Hausa People’s Tradition Cover Image

Czarny islam: rodzina w tradycji ludu Hausa
The Black Islam: a Family in the Hausa People’s Tradition

Author(s): Małgorzata Madej
Subject(s): Islam studies
Published by: Verbinum
Keywords: Black Islam; Hausa people; tradition; religion; family;marriage;

Summary/Abstract: A Hausa family, just like the Black Islam, is a resultant of two worlds: a Muslim and an African one. Today, the people of Hausa, inhabiting the area of northern Nigeria and southern Niger, are almost in 90% orthodox Muslims, identifying themselves with the Muslim society and having taken almost all the orders and prohibitions of Islam. The present article describes the most significant aspects of the Hausa family. The description of this family concerns both the small and the big families, the period of engagement and marriage. It also depicts polygenic relationships, the types of marriages as well as the relations within families, that is: between a husband and a wife and between parents and children. Finally, the present article also describes the so frequent among Hausa divorces.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: special
  • Page Range: 51-62
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish