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al-Imām al-Takrūrī
(74 words)

Biography

Some time before 1724 an author only known as al-Imām al-Takrūrī wrote a work entitled Naṣīḥat ahl al-sūdān. It is known to us only through a lengthy quotation from it concerning the askiyas of Songhay in Muḥammad al-Ṣaghīr al-Ifrānī, Nuzhat al-ḥādī bi-akhbār mulūk al-qarn al-ḥādī, Fez, n.d., 74-5 (Casablanca, 1998, 161-2). See also J.O. Hunwick, “Askia al-Ḥājj Muḥammad and his successors: the account of al-Imām al-Takrūrī”, SAJHS, 1 (1990), 85-9.

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“al-Imām al-Takrūrī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40001_5_4>
First published online: 2016



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