b. c. 1260/1844-5, d. 1897.
Slatin (1896), 515-16; Shuqayr (1903), iii, 559-60 (1173); Mikhāʾīl (1924), i, 39-42; al-Muftī (1378/1959), i, 139-42; Abū Salīm (1970), 201-5; idem, ed., (1972), 5-17, and Shaked (1978), 16-31 and passim.
Poet and chronicler; a maternal grandson of Ismāʿīl al-Walī, he was born in al-Ubayyiḍ in Kordofan. He studied with his maternal uncle, Aḥmad al-Azharī (q.v.), before going to study for some ten years at al-Azhar. He returned to the Sudan via the darb al-arbaʿīn, the trans-Saharan route from…