Ajami in the Senegambia

by Fallou Ngom

Abba Sagna's Jóola Foñi Ajami Texts

Islam and Tolerance in Jóola Society

Written By: Ismaila Sané
Date Written: July 2006
In this text, Abba Sagna addresses the issue of tolerance, solidarity and peace in his native Jóola society of Casamance and his experience in Saudi Arabia (where he spent seventeen years). He discusses the values of neighborliness and hospitality, and decries a growing lack of adherence to these values.

Islam is not the Exclusive Property of Anyone

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Ustaas Abba Sagna, Bismi'l-lāhi 'r-Rah̩māni 'r-Rah̩īm.

E kámikak koololaa jaat kámik kati mukaanaam mati kú joolaaku bajin di misilimeyaay. Ujukujaat nitooŋ di mukaanaa ume mati karungenak kati kareessak kati amitey neene: "Bismi 'l-lāhi 'r-Rah̩māni 'r-Rah̩īm" mati Rasuulu, sallal laahu aleyhi wa sallam, naane wa burok banoo ban batooŋuti di kasanken nak ati kareesak kati emitay, boo burok bukila burok bagunloye. Moo kaane nitooŋu di kareesak kati emitay ma neene bismillah arahmaan arahiim. Wa jiitumolaam jaat wati kasankenak kati mukaanaam mati misilmeyaay bajan di kújoolaak? woo eenom mati kasankenak kati kújoolaak kareriŋe mati man sankenak kati kajóolaaku bajut furim fanu manje fa púre fati mukaanaan mati manju di mukaanaam mati mislimeyaay. Moo kaane di kújookuregom taate fati mukaanaam mati, emanje di mukaanaam mati mislimeyaay, makaane di ku jookkorinom taate neene makaama mati misilmeyaay "'āmun" bukanak búrom tuu kukile. kasanken kanoosan koku do bare wan kumaŋum man usankenaal woo eenom kabonketooraku di karambenooraku mati koone kapanak koololaal Afirik bajut bukan kanumanjee, kamanji di mukaanaam mati lislaam mambi ji kaan karambeenoor wantom woo eenom kabajoor keb di mofam mati afirik yoo á yinaaw ajaalom mati musankenaa man úyiisooraa mati ma kumanj mati uulaa baabe Afirik lislaamaay eyajoola yaj manusofaam mislimeyaay yo eeno waaf wáamakanda wanumanje wákalaye. Moo kaane man asankeneña inje alakoña nijajaw bee makatam mukarama ilako bo simit bútiken di sigaba [di ka karaŋak...]
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