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ʿAlī b. Baydi Ba
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b. 1293/1877 d. 22 Muharram 1368/20 April 1968


He was born into a Fulani family in Gédé in Futa Toto. His mentors in Arabic and Islamic studies include al-ḥājj Kamara and Shaykh Mor Ngirane and, last but not least, al-ḥājj Mālik Sy, with whom he stayed for several years in Tivaouane. The latter taught him various sciences as well as initiating him into the Tijāniyya. He then instructed him to settle in Guéoul, a city not far from Saint-Louis to preach for Islam. At Guéoul where he spent mu…

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“ʿAlī b. Baydi Ba”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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