b. 1334/1916 d. 23 Muḥarram 1411/11 August 1990
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 …