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Religious Poetry
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The pioneer in the study and publication of the religious poetry is the Sudanese scholar, Qurashī Muḥammad Ḥasan. The approximately alphabetical list given here is based on that given in Qurashī Muḥammad Ḥasan (1977), 99-100, where he notes the poets who composed madāʾiḥ, with information on their tribal affiliation, location and approximate period (i.e. Funj, Turkiyya, Mahdiyya and Condominium). Qurashī Muḥammad Ḥasan notes that very few names can be traced to the Funj, that is pre-1820, period. Wherever further information is available, we have added it.

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“Religious Poetry”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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