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Muḥammad b. Aḥmad
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al-Dandarāwī, b. 1255/1839-40, d. 1328/1910-11.


O’Fahey (1990), 165-66; Ibrāhīm, thesis (1990), 381-82.


Born in the Upper Egyptian town of Dandara, he had already been initiated into the Rashīdiyya Aḥmadiyya before he met Ibrāhīm al-Rashīd in Mecca. Details of his life are obscure, although he visited the Sudan in the early 1880s and was later in Somalia.

Both al-Dandarāwī and his son, Abū ’l-ʿAbbās (d. 1953), were active in spreading their way and the prayers and litanies of Ibn Idrīs. Al-Dandarāwī…

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“Muḥammad b. Aḥmad”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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