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Abd al-Raḥmān b. Yūsuf al-Ifrīqī
(315 words)

b. 1326/1908-9, d. 28 Rabīʿ I 1377/22 October 1957


Cardaire (1954), 80-1; Froelich (1960); Triaud (1986)


Born on an island in the Niger near Ansongo, he was selected by French colonial authorities to study in one of their schools, against his parents’ wishes. Following a brilliant school career, he worked asd a teacher and in other posts before departing to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. After his pi;lgrimage he went to Madīna to study for four years. Just as h…

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“Abd al-Raḥmān b. Yūsuf al-Ifrīqī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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