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al-Amīn b. Abū Bakr b. Yūsuf b. Ibrāhīm
(170 words)

d. in the 1920s.


Khartoum (NRO), Mahdia, 2/1/2; al-Ṭayyib (1980), 96; idem (1983), 193.


Born in Bānaqīr on the River Atbara. During the Mahdiyya, al-Amīn was deputy leader of the rāyat al-Majdhūb. After the end of the war he lived in Ḥumarī, where he studied Shāfiʿī fiqh with Muḥammad b. al-Ṭāhir b. al-Ṭayyib, but frequently visited al-Dāmar, establishing a Shādhilī khalwa now famous for its madīḥ tradition in al-Firēʿ, a northern “suburb”. He died during a visit to Tokar (where his family is involved in agr…

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“al-Amīn b. Abū Bakr b. Yūsuf b. Ibrāhīm”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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