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Aḥmad Wad al-Nāf(I)Sha b. al-Amīn b. al-Ḥasan b. al-Amīn b. Ḥamad b. Muḥammad al-Majdhūb
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also known as al-Fakī wad al-Amīn or Shēkhnā, d. 1927.

Sources

The following is based on oral information gathered from Muḥammad Majdhūb b. al-Ḥusayn (q.v.) and others in 1987-8. A student of Wad al-Nāfsha, Abbashar Saʿid Ḥāmid, wrote a Qaṣīda describing his life and listing all his writings; this is said to have been mimeographed, but my informants could not find it when I was there.

Biography

The last famous representative of the ḥikma tradition within the Majādhīb clan. He “inherited” his knowledge from his maternal great-grandfather, al-Ṭayyib Sha…

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“Aḥmad Wad al-Nāf(I)Sha b. al-Amīn b. al-Ḥasan b. al-Amīn b. Ḥamad b. Muḥammad al-Majdhūb”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_10010_2_10>
First published online: 2016



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