The Kunta
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The Kunta produced numerous scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, of whom the best-known and most prolific were direct descendants of Sh. Sī. al-Mukhtār al-Kabīr. Their Qādiriyya disciples carried the ṭarīqa widely over western Sudanic Africa, though the Tijāniyya became a powerful rival to it in the twentieth century.

al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī al-Wāfī Abū Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn

His son . Muḥammad b. al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī al-Wāfī

al-Mukhtār al-Ṣaghīr b. Muḥammad b. al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī

Bābā Aḥmad b. al-Mukhtār al-Ṣaghīr

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“The Kunta”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40003_2>
First published online: 2016



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