b. 1896, d. 1959.
Son of the Chief Imam of Ijebu-Ode, but largely self-educated, he began his public career as a reformer, rejecting prostration before rulers and refusing to visit the local ruler (the Awujale) on the Muslim festivals. From 1918-22 he was in Kano in commerce, and also acting as a tafsīr malam. During his time there he joined the Tijāniyya. He returned to Ijebu-Ode on his father’s dea…