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Ḥasan b. Mūsā Gaye
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b. 1331/1913, d. 1394/1975


Born in Gade Ndemba in central Sengal, he received Qurʾānic and basic Arabic education in his village. He then went to the village of Njabel in the Saloum region to study fiqh, and to the village of Patare in central Senegal to deepen his knowledge of grammar and humanities (adab). At some point in his career, he renewed his affiliation to the Tijāniyya with Shaykh ʿAbbās Ṣall in Saint-Louis and became one of his closest disciples. Teaching and preaching remained his main activities …

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“Ḥasan b. Mūsā Gaye”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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