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ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad Niyās
(533 words)

known as Abdullahi Niasse, b. 4 Dhū ’l-Qaʿda 1264/2 October 1848, d. 1340/9 July 1922

Sources

D.B.S.G.F.M.M.P.; Muqaddima; Marty (1917), i, 136-9; Klein (1968), 223-5 ;Samb (1972), 213; Gueye (1983), 20-26; Coulon (1985), 91; Mbodj (1986); Gray (1988); Harrison (1988), 119; Kane (1997).

Biography

Born in the Jolof region (north-central Senegal) into a family of clerics, he was of Tukulor origin. His father taught him the Qurʾān which he memorized by the age of 18. He was then trained in the Islamic scie…

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“ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad Niyās”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40006_2_1>
First published online: 2016



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