Arts Literature & Linguistics
Received: 03 Jun 2018 , Published: 03 June 2018
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|1||MOHAMMED GHANI DASS|
|2||MUHAMMED AUWAL, SULAIMAN|
This paper examined the contributions of Muhammad Bello for the Islamic Political thought and the triumph of Sokoto Caliphate. It was also observed that most western political thought centered on the contributions of Euro-centric political philosopher, political theorists neglecting the contributions of numerous political thinkers of African, Asian and Latin American origin . “Devine Rights of Kings” is adopted as theoretical framework in guiding the analysis of this work. The paper critically reviewed the existing literature both conceptually, empirically and thematically and relied on secondary source of data and examination of official documents as its methodology. Major findings has it that Muhammad Bello’s political thoughts have blended religion and politics (theology) which western theorists and philosophers particularly, Aristotle, Plato and Machiavelli have profusely attempted to separate. Such as the issues of ethics, values and morality. The paper concludes that the Bello’s principles of politics as enunciated in his ‘Usul-alsiyasah” is still relevant in the contemporary politics thus making him a great political thinker of African origin contrary to the Euro-centric, western type political thought which considered African civilization as savage or even nonexistent.
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