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Ḥāmid Bābā b. Alfa May (or al-Fāmī) b. ʿUmar
(80 words)


Wilks (1988), 169.


Nothing is known of this scholar, except for the fact that he wrote the one following work, but according to Wilks, he was from Jenne.


1. Sharḥ Irshād al-sālik

Comm on the Irshād al-sālik of Ibn ʿAskar; see Wilks (1968), 169, n. 1

MS: Legon, 64 ( a few photocopied pages of a ms. said by Wilks to be of a total of 1,100 ff.)

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“Ḥāmid Bābā b. Alfa May (or al-Fāmī) b. ʿUmar”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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