known as Shaykh Gassama, b. 1325/1908, d. c. 1991.
Samb (1972), 410-19.
Born in Dakar, he became well-known through his religious radio broadcasts. Little seems to be known of his life, though it is known that he once made the pilgrimage to Mecca, and in 1963 “visited” the tomb of Sī. Aḥmad al-Tijānī.
Translated excerpts of the following poems are to be found in Samb (1972), 411-18:
i) Q. dāliyya fī madḥ al-nabī
ii) Q. lāmiyya fī ziyāratihi li-Fās
On his visit to Fez in 1963.
iii) Q. lāmiyya fī ’l-tahniʾa
On the birth o…