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Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Bussūbe
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called al-ḥājj Mbacke Bousso b. 1281/1864, d. 1365/1945.


Biog. by author’s son Muḥammad in Khadim Mbacké, 1996, 9-15; “Nouveau catalogue”, nos. 122-124.


Was born in Jolof in a village called Bussube, to which his great-great-grandfather had migrated from Futa Toro. His father taught him the Qurʾān and introduced him to the study of the Arabic language and other Islamic sciences. He traveled widely to search for knowledge, his teachers including Aḥmad Bamba and a certain Samb Tokolor. He emreged as an expert of horology (tawqīt…

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“Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Bussūbe”, 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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