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Bashīr b. Aḥmad b. Ḥabīb Allāh
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b. 1313/1895, d. 1386/1966


Amar Samb, 484-490, Khadim Mbacké, 1995.


He was born in Galla Yel, not far from Koki (Northern Senegal) while his father Ahmad Bamba was in exile in Gabon. He saw the latter for the first time on his return from exile in 1902. He studied the Qurʾān with several masters, including Abū Bakr Diakhaté b. Madiakhaté Kala and Sheikh Abd al-Raḥmān Lo. Worthy of note is the fact that the latter supervised the religious training of the sons of most Mouride shaykhs during the exile of Aḥmad Bamba.

A devoted scholar, B…

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“Bashīr b. Aḥmad b. Ḥabīb Allāh”, 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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