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Islam was introduced in Kano during the reign of


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Islam was introduced in Kano during the reign of

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A) Sarkin Kano Ibrahim Dabo

B) Sarkin Kano Kanajeji

C) Sarkin Kano Muhammadu Rumfa

D) Sarkin Kano Yaji

The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

The Wangara immigrants from the old Mali Empire as well as the Sharifai, introduced Islam to Kano in the fourteenth century (see al-Hajj, 1963: 7-16). It was, however, during the reign of Sarkin Muhammadu Rumfa (1463-1499) that Islam became the official religion in Kano since the successive Sarakuna (kings) of the city were at least nominal Muslims (Paden 1973: 47) (Source: Paragraph 5 of Violence in metropolitan Kano: A Historical Perspective).

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