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Ismāʿīl Muḥammad Ibrāhīm al-Ḥawsāwī al-Dawḍāwī
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b. 12 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1345/20 September 1926.


Everything we currently know about him comes from an autobiographical note at the end of his Duʿāʾ al-mustajāb. In this he tells us that he was born at Muḍiri in the district of Matame (a town about 100 km. north of Kano and 50 m. south-west of Zinder) in the province of Damagaram (Republic of Niger). Thus, although he is clearly Hausa, he is not in fact a Kano scholar. His nisba al-Dawḍāwī, however, may conceivably refer to Daura. He studied with his father and memorized the Qurʾān …

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“Ismāʿīl Muḥammad Ibrāhīm al-Ḥawsāwī al-Dawḍāwī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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