known as Malam Tafa, d. 17 Rabīʿ II 1261/24 April 1845.
ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad al-Ḥājj, Taʾlīf wajīz, in Bello (1994), passim; Malumfashi (1973), 45.
A Torodɓe Fulani who shared a common ancestor with Sh. ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad Fodiye eight generations back in Māsirana b. Būba Bābā b. Mūsā Jokollo, the latter being the leader of the emigration from Futa Toro in the fifteenth century. He renewed his ties to the family by marrying Khadīja bt. Sh. ʿUthmān (q.v.), a learned woman who wrote poetry in Fulfulde (see Last (1967d). He w…