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Saʿīd b. Ḥayat al-Dīn b. Saʿīd b. Muḥammad Bello
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1303/1885-6, d. 21 Muḥarram 1398/1 January 1978.


Lethem (c. 1927), 71-9; Thaqāfa, 207-8; Paden (1973), 175-9; Saeed (1983), 43 ff. (1992), 562-85 et passim.


A survivor of the massacre pursuant upon Ḥayāt al-Dīn’s flight from Dikwa, he lived in Fadare near Balda, 1902-18, gradually assuming the mantle of his father as leader of the Nigerian Mahdists. He studied under his father, then in Dikwa under Goni Mūsā of Wadai, and a Fulani scholar Limam Jalo and Muḥammad al-ʿAr…

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“Saʿīd b. Ḥayat al-Dīn b. Saʿīd b. Muḥammad Bello”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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