b. 1929, d. 1956.
Son of a scholar from Ikirun, his nisba al-Adabī suggests a relationship with the students of Tāj al-Adab of Ilorin (q.v.). Like Tāj al-Adab, he also wrote a long poem in cryptic language, modelled on al-Zamakhsharī’s Nawābigh al-kalim (see GAL I, 292, S I, 512). He is said to have composed this without having any formal training in Arabic literary arts.
1. Miṣbāḥ al-zamān li’l-akābir wa’l-ghilmān.
Written in 1950.
Publ. Cairo, 1384/1955 (copy in NU/Hunwick, 246); text …