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Mālik ʿIyān b. ʿUthmān Sy
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known as al-ḥājj Mālik Sy, b. 1333/1915, d. 1392/20 January 1973


Diouf (2002).


Born in Saint-Louis, Senegal, he was ʿUthmān Sy’s second son. Like his brothers, he was initiated into the Qurʾān in his family’s house in the ward of Sor in Saint-Louis. He first studied with his father, and when the latter passed away, it was with Cerno Mody Āche that he studied various Islamic sciences. Worthy of note is the fact that he spent one year in Thilogne, in the hint…

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“Mālik ʿIyān b. ʿUthmān Sy”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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