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al-Ḥasan b. Sh. ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad Fodiye
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b. 1208/1793-4, d. Muḥarram 1233/11 November-10 December 1817.


ʿArf al-rayḥān, 27-36; Last (1967a), 151; Boyd (1982), 14, 60.


Twin brother of Asmāʾ, he died young, but in addition to his Arabic writings, composed poetry in Hausa.


1. al-Ḥāwī li-bāb al-ṭibb.

MS: Zaria, 110/1 (inc.).

2. Qaṣāʾid.

A collection of his verse is preserved in Zaria, 42/4 (copy in 168/3), and they are all also included in ʿArf al-rayḥān. Three of the pieces are only of two verses. The others are listed here:

i) Q. ʿayniyya: A-min sharri mā yabdū l…

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“al-Ḥasan b. Sh. ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad Fodiye”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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