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Muhammad Diop al-Kūkī
(190 words)

called Mor Khoudia Coumba Diop, b. c. 1255/1840, d. 1297/1880.


A Wolof speaker, he was born and died in Koki, a town founded by his grandfather Mukhtār Ndoumbé some 30 km. east of Louga. Very little is known about his training as a scholar, though he is said to have studied under some Mauritanian shaykhs. Much of his writing has been lost. This much we do know: he was affiliated to the Tijāniyya and was also the author of a treatise on Arabic grammar widely used in Islamic schools in Senegambia


1. Hadiyyat al-mujīd

Also known as al-Muqaddima al-Kūk…

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“Muhammad Diop al-Kūkī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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