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A section of the Rubāṭāb who claim descent from al-ʿAbbās, uncle of the Prophet, and who are settled south of Abū Ḥamad. They have played an important role as holy men and teachers among the Rubāṭāb; see al-Shaykh, thesis (1985) and al-Ṭayyib (1991), 163-66.

Aḥmad b. Muḥammad

Madanī b. Ibrāhīm al-Qulūbāwī

Aḥmad al-Amīn b. Muḥammad al-Ḥusayn b. al-Ḥājj Saʿd

The ʿArakiyyūn

The ʿArakiyyūn …

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“Families”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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