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Saʿd b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sulaymān b. Ibrāhīm al-Fullānī al-Labawī al-Juljulī al-Sīlī al-Fūtī
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known as Cerno Saadu Dalen, fl. 1272/1855-6.

Biography

Regarded as one of the great holymen and writers of 19th-century Futa Jallon, he was an advisor to the almami of Timbo, and played an important role in trying to reconcile the opposing branches of the ruling dynasty of Futa Jallon. For a brief time he was also chief of the village of Dalen. He studied in Dalen with his father and in Boroudji with Karamoko Billo.

Works

1. Fātiḥat al-taṣrīf

Urjūza on grammar.

MS: Paris (BN), 5682, ff. lr.-5v.

2. Lāmiyyat al-mutarannimīn

MSS: Paris (BN), 5573, ff. 15…

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“Saʿd b. Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sulaymān b. Ibrāhīm al-Fullānī al-Labawī al-Juljulī al-Sīlī al-Fūtī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40010_2_3>
First published online: 2016



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