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al-Ḥāj b. As-Sālik b. Faḥfu [Vaḥvu] al-Massūmī
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fl. 1708


Alt. name: Sīdī Muḥammad b. as-Sālik b. Faḥfū al-Massūmī; ash-Shaykh al-Ḥājj Muḥammad b. al-Sālik b. Faḥfū al-Massūmī (MLG).

Al-Ḥāj Sīdi Muḥammad b. as-Sālik b. ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān “Faḥfu” b. al-Mukhtār b. al-Ḥabīb was from the Ahl al-Ḥabīb fraction of the Massūma in the Assaba region. He was the head of a famous maḥaẓra that trained a number of scholars, and his influence extended well beyond today’s Mauritania. On his p…

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“al-Ḥāj b. As-Sālik b. Faḥfu [Vaḥvu] al-Massūmī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>

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