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Muḥammad Jumʿat Adeṣina b. Ḥasan Amoke-Oja
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b. 1896, d. 1959.


Ogundunsin (1968); Doi (1971-2); Abdul (1978), 50-55; Doi (1984), 267-78; Seriki (1986), 330-54; Clarke (1995).


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…

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“Muḥammad Jumʿat Adeṣina b. Ḥasan Amoke-Oja”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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