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Abū Bakr b. ʿUmar b. Abī Bakr al-Fūtī
(113 words)

known as Cerno Mody Āche


Diouf (2002).


Was born in Futa Toro and received his training in Qurʾānic and Islamic Studies in a number of schools. During the 1910s, he stayed briefly in Tivaouane while al-ḥājj Mālik Sy (the founder of the sub-branch of the Tijāniyya) was alive. After that, he moved to Saint-Louis and settled there. He became a very close friend, disciple, and advisor of Cerno Uthmān Sy whose biography he wrote in 1945.


1. Shaqāʾiq al-nuʿmān fī ḥayāt ʿUthmān

A hagiography of his master ʿUthmān Sy b. Abī Bakr…

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“Abū Bakr b. ʿUmar b. Abī Bakr al-Fūtī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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