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Ḥayāt al-Dīn b. Saʿīd b. Muḥammad Bello
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commonly known as Ḥayātū b. Saʿīd, b. c. 1256/1840-1, d. 1315-16/1898.


Lethem (c. 1927), 69-70; Paden (1973), 173-5; Adeleye (1971), 103-7; al-Hajj (1971), 128-41, (1973), 46 ff.; Njeuma (1971) and (1978), 182-201; Hiskett (1975), 96-100: Saeed (1983), 31-43.


He succeeded his father as head of the ribāṭ at Gandi. He was a close associate of amīr al-muʾminīn Aḥmad al-Rufāʿī, whose accession he helped to bring about, but was out of favour with his successor Abū Bakr al-ʿAtīq (1873-77). After the appoi…

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“Ḥayāt al-Dīn b. Saʿīd b. Muḥammad Bello”, 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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