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Muṣṭafā ʿIyān b. ʿUthmān Sy
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b. 1334/1916 d. 23 Muḥarram 1411/11 August 1990


Diouf (2002).


Muṣṭafā ʿIyān Sy was the third son of Cerno ʿUthmān Sy. Born in Saint-Louis in 1916, he studied the Qurʾān with his father Cerno ʿUthmān Sy. After the death of his father in 1931, a disciple of latter, Cerno Mody Āche, became his mentor in Islamic studies.

In 1947 he went to study at the Qarawiyyīn University in Fez, together with his brother al-ḥājj Mālik ʿIyān Sy. From Fez, he went to Algeria where he attended the Institut Supérieur d’Etudes Islamiques …

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“Muṣṭafā ʿIyān b. ʿUthmān Sy”, 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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