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ʿAlī b. al-Ḥasan Cisse
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known in Nigeria and Ghana as Sī. ʿAlī Cisse, and in Senegal as Serigne Aliou, b. 1905 d. 1982


Source: Paden (1973), 123; Hiskett (1980).


Born in Josom in Central Senegal, he belongs to the first generation of disciples of Sh. Ibrāhīm Niasse. Although apparently named as khalīfa of Sh. Ibrāhīm, he surrendered this right to the shaykh’s eldest son ʿAbd Allāh (q.v.). However, he retained the right to the imamate of the Great Mosque of Kaolack, and upon his death was succeeded by his son al-Ḥasan, who still …

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“ʿAlī b. al-Ḥasan Cisse”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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