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Muḥammad Muḥyī ’L-Dīn Gassama
(174 words)

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 . Aḥmad al-Tijānī.


1. Qaṣāʾid

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…

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“Muḥammad Muḥyī ’L-Dīn Gassama”, 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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