Arabic Literature of Africa Online

Get access

ʿAbd al-Ghanī b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Salāwī
(129 words)

b. 1822, d. 1312/1895-96.


Served as judge in several towns, including Dongola, before going over to the Mahdi in 1882. He became one of the official calligraphers of the Mahdi.

There is a considerable body of poetry by ʿAbd al-Ghanī in an untitled collection of poetry of the Mahdist period preserved in the NRO (Khartoum); for a description, with quotations, see ʿAlī (1389/1969), 135-38.


1. Ḥāshiya ʿalā tafsīr al-B…

Cite this page
“ʿAbd al-Ghanī b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Salāwī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

▲   Back to top   ▲