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Abū Bakr Zayd al-Fūtī al-Jalluwī al-Burūjī
(187 words)

fl. 1383/1963


He was a Fulani of the Diallo clan, as one of his nisbas indicates. The other indicates that his place of origin was Boroudji in Futa Jallon. The cover of the published text of Miftāḥ al-Saʿāda al-abadiyya indicates that he was resident in B-n-s-n (Bensane?) in the region (iqlīm) of Guinea; but in fact he was resident in Bansang in Gambia some 25 km. S-W of Banjul; see Ahmadou Tall, Niche des Secrets, 179, where he is described as “Grand Imam de Bansang (Gambie)”; a fact confirmed on the cover of the published text of al-Khulāsa al-…

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“Abū Bakr Zayd al-Fūtī al-Jalluwī al-Burūjī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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