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Muḥammad Sambo b. Sh. ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad Fodiye
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b. 1195/1781-2, d. 25 Muḥarram 1242/29 August 1826.


ʿArf al-rayḥān, 9-13; Last (1967a), xxxiv et passim; Bello (1994), 16; ʿAbd al-Qādir b. al-Muṣṭafā, Waraqa, 2; idem, Salwat al-aḥzān; Kani (1990), 22-5.


A noted Sufi and teacher of ʿAbd al-Qādir b. al-Muṣṭafā, who wrote a mystical biography of him entitled Salwat al-aḥzān. He was celebrated for his feats of asceticism, and was described by his pupil and biographer as one who united in himself sharīʿa and ḥaqīqa.


1. Ijāza li-ʿAbd al-Qādir b. al-Muṣṭafā fī bayān ʿib…

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“Muḥammad Sambo b. Sh. ʿUthmān b. Muḥammad Fodiye”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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