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Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Ḥabīb Allah
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called Aḥmad Bamba or Khadīm al-Rasūl, b. 1270/ 1853-4 or 1272/ 1855-6, d. 1346/1927.


Muḥammad al-Muṣṭafā Ān (q.v.), Ḥayāt al-shaykh Aḥmad Bamba; Cruise O’Brien (1971); Creevey (1979); Ba (1982); Robinson (1991); Seesemann (1993); Robinson (2000), 208-28; HDS, 189-91.


His father’s family was Tukulor by origin, and had migrated in the eighteenth century fron Futa Toro to Cayor, where thay had been incorporated into Wolof society. Aḥmad Bamba’s grandfather founded a village called M’…

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“Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Ḥabīb Allah”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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