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Aḥmad Dem b. Muḥammad al-Amīn b. Aḥmad Mbacke b. Muḥammad b. Sulaymān b. Muḥammad al-Amīn
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b. 1312/1894-5

Sources

Samb, (1972), 249-57; Monteil (1980). 167-9

Biography

Of Tukulor origin, he was born and raised in Sokone in Sine Saloum; he also had distant ancestral connections to the Mbacké family of Touba and the Sy family of Tivaouane.

He first studied the Qurʾān with his paternal uncle. Then he went to Futa Toro to continue his studies, first with Ibrāhīm Aw in N’Daibé, with whom he studied the Risāla; then in Walaldé with the brother of Muḥammad Aw, with whom he studied many Islamic sciences, including astro…

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“Aḥmad Dem b. Muḥammad al-Amīn b. Aḥmad Mbacke b. Muḥammad b. Sulaymān b. Muḥammad al-Amīn”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40007_1_12>
First published online: 2016



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