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Makala b. Mūsā Diakhate
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known as Khāli Madiakhate Kala, b. 1250/1835, d. 1319/1902


Samb (1972), 259-301.


Born in Keur Makala in the M’Bakol, of a family that had migrated from Njambur in Jolof, his primary teacher was his father. In, or shortly after, 1875 he was initiated into the Tijāniyya by Samda Diadana, a Tukulor shaykh whose silsila back to Aḥmad al-Tijānī passed through Muḥammad al-Ḥāfiẓ al-ʿAlawī. At some point he quit Keur Makala and founded the village of Aïnoumane. He came into contact with Lat Dior, his maternal uncle, a damel of Cayor, who…

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“Makala b. Mūsā Diakhate”, 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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