Turbaning of Amina Yusuf Garba as Tambarar Binji: A Gender Narrative in Nigeria


  • Godwin Onuh Odeh Assistant Professor, Department of History, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
  • Arshad Munir Chairperson & Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan.




Turbaning, Amina Yusuf Garba, Tambarar Binji, Sokoto-Nigeria, Gender Narrative


The paper examines the epic turbaning of Amina Yusuf Garba as Tambarar Binji and the promises it holds for women folks in the Muslim north and non-Muslim women in Nigeria. It notes that the event which occurred on the 26th February 2022 was first of its kinds in the recent history of northern Nigeria and the Sokoto caliphate in particular.  Generally and traditionally, women even before the Jihad of 1804 are perceived to be held to utmost seclusion which is to have very serious effect on the ambitious few. However, Amina’s experience in recognition of her contributions to girl child education and the general development of her people  appears to drawn a new curtain that society  now appreciates and recognizes outstanding personalities irrespective of religion and sex. The paper therefore, concludes by charging women in the north and beyond to explore and grab the opportunities brought about by the event in the struggle for the changing plight of female.




How to Cite

Odeh, G. O., & Munir, A. (2022). Turbaning of Amina Yusuf Garba as Tambarar Binji: A Gender Narrative in Nigeria. Journal of Religious and Social Studies, 2(01 Jan-Jun), 28–38. https://doi.org/10.53583/jrss.v02i01.02.2022