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Muḥammad al-Amīn b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh Niyās
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called Bāba Lamin b. 1941


He received Qurʾānic and traditional Islamic education in his father’s school in Madīna Kaolack. In the early 1960s, he went to Rabat, being among the first generation of Senegalese scholars of Arabic to study there. After completing high school in Morocco, he went to Egypt to attend al-Azhar University. He obtained his bachelor and Master’s degrees in Law from Al-Azhar and returned to Senegal. He was given an appointment in the Ministry…

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“Muḥammad al-Amīn b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh Niyās”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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