Abu-Ubaida Sani

Interest: Hausa Language, Literature and Culture

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Shaye-Shaye: Mafari, Illoli da Mafita a Taƙaice

July 09, 2019 0


Waƙar da aka shirya domin shiga gasar waƙa ta Hausa Music Institute wanda za a gabatar yayin bukin ƙungiyar Dangin Juna Masoya Ala Foundation a Katsina, ranar Lahadi 23-6-2019.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Adashen Ƙauna 6: Kwalliyar Salla (Yarinya 'Yar Ɗagwas)

May 28, 2019 0


Kamar yadda masana suke bayani, waƙa ko waƙe na bijiro wa marubuci ko mawaƙi a sakamakon dalilai masu yawa. Ko da sha’iri bai yi niyya ba, yayin da wani lamari na musamman ya yi tsinkaye zuwa cikin zuciyarsa, ƙwaƙwalwarsa ko birnin tunaninsa, ba zai san lokacin da fafutukar tunaninsa na zayyana siffa, yanayi, tsari ko surar abin zai kai shi ga rattabo luguden jeranton kalmomi ba. A irin wannan lokaci, yakan yi hakan cikin salo da siga na musamman. Maganganun kan ɗauki rauji da zubi da tsare su kuma ƙunshi salailai, wani lokaci ma har da ƙafiya. Da zarar haka ta faru, to waƙa ta haɗu. Me kuma zan ce…?

Monday, April 8, 2019

Attitudes of Male Undergraduate Students Towards Choosing the Female Under/Graduate Students as Marriage Partners Within the Hausa-Folk

April 08, 2019 0


Marriage partner selection, though something very close to us, has not been as simple and straight forward as the name denotes. Rather, it involves a lot of specialty and competence to accomplish. In fact, it has been a very serious and contentious subject of debate. Various factors determine the selection of marriage partners, which vary from a society to another. This study is set to investigate into the attitude of undergraduate male students towards selection of female graduate and or undergraduate students as marriage partners, with the view of ascertaining if level of females’ education in Northern Nigeria (and especially within the Hausa-folk) is a determining variable for a female to be chosen in marriage.

Monday, March 18, 2019

A Focus on Hausa Folklore and Culture: Why Madness and Mental Trouble?

March 18, 2019 0

Traditionally, the Hausas believed on divergent number of ways in which an individual might acquire madness, or be mistaken as mad rather. It is beyond just the question of spiritually possessed by jinn(s). Hence, that is the most recognized of all causes of mental break down among the Hausas. However, factors such as depression, marital controversies, economic conflicts, indignation, ire, rage, fury, wrath, phobia, and/or physical illness may present and individual as mad. Therefore, madness is simply unintentional violation of societal norms, reasoning or normal action that might be caused by suggest, desire or intent to revenge and action or being treated unfairly. This is evident in various Hausa folktales. This paper explores the instances and causes of madness from Hausa folktales with the view to showcase the believe of the Hausas on the causes of madness. The data (instances of madness) are collected from various Hausa folktales to show instances of various forms of mental trouble. Furthermore, the paper accounts for measures adapted by the Hausas in dealing with these social and/or psychological problems. The paper learnt that, madness is caused by several factors and not only spiritual. It therefore offers some suggestions as panacea to such mental disorder. One of such is to understand the cause of such mental disorder; another is administrative procedures or communicative processes, depending on the scenario and the issue at hand.
Key words: mad, madness, mental trouble, Hausa, folklore, culture

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

I Am Not Disappointed

February 26, 2019 0
I was moved to pick a pen by the lot and lot of experiences I obtained after participating in an event, or a process (as it might be). It was first of it kind anyway, yet I must confess that I was baffled! It has always being my nature that I feel deeply disheartened whenever I am disappointed by an individual, group, event or situation that never seems disappointing. However, in few of such situations, I tend to realize that I should not have considered the happenings as disappointing, especially when I subscribe to the rule of majority. What then can I do rather than write?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Zamantakewar Hausawa Jiya Da Yau

February 13, 2019 0

 Hausawa kan ce wanda ya tuna bara bai ji daɗin bana ba. Haƙiƙa zamantakewar Hausawa a da ta kasance gwanin ban sha’awa. A da, Hausawa sun kasance suna zama ne na cuɗe-ni-in-cuɗe-ka. Wannan ne ma ya sanya tsarin muhallin Bahaushe a da bai kasance ramin-kura ba, daga ke sai ‘ya’yanki. A maimakon haka, yakan zauna ne a gida na gandu. Hausawa kan ci abinci tare, su yi aiyuka da tarurruka a tare, da ma dukkan sauran al’amuran yau da kullum. Hakan ya sa duk wanda ya shiga matsala, abin yakan zo da sauƙi domin kuwa ‘yan uwa da abokai da sauran makusanta za su tsaya tsayin daka su ga an shawo kan matsalar. Abin sai dai a ce Allah san barka. Kash! Sannu a hankali an wayi gari wannan tsarin zamantakewa na dusashewa. Tausayin juna da taimakon juna da zumunci da zaman lafiya duk sun ja baya. Son kai da hasada da gaba sun fara maye gurbin zaman lumana da taimakekeniya da aka san Bahaushe da su a da. Wannan takarda tana ɗauke da bitar irin kyakkyawar tsarin zamantakewar Bahaushe ta asali da kuma yadda zamantakewar ke taɓarɓarewa a yau. Sannan daga ƙarshe takardar ta kawo hanyoyin da za su iya taimakawa wajen ɗinke waɗannan ɓaraka da ake samu.