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Abba b. Muṣṭafā
(88 words)

fl. 1820.


Junaidu (1985a), 98-9.


His father married Sawda, a sister of Sh. ʿUthmān and hence Abba was a nephew of the Shaykh. He was also a scribe of his. His given name was probably Muḥammad, the name Abba meaning “father”.


1. Q. lāmiyya: ʿAjaban li-man yabkī wa-yanḥabu ʿālimā * Fī ʿawlihi wa-naḥībihi mā yafʿalū.

42 vv. elegy for ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad Fodiye.

Publ. in Junaidu (1985a), 295-7, trans. 193-6.

2. Q. fī madḥ Muḥammad Bello wa-Abī Bakr ʿAtīq.

MSS: Zaria, 32/9, 168/10.

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“Abba b. Muṣṭafā”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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