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Ṣāliḥ Yaḥyā
(203 words)

b. 1906, d. 1978.


Born in Auchi (northern Bendel State), he grew up at a time when Islam was strongly patronised by the ruler of Auchi, Otaru Momoh (1919-44), and was spreading rapidly in and around the town (for this development, see Balogun (1972), 34 ff.; Doi (1984), 159 ff.). Ṣāliḥ began his studies under two scholars who later became Chief Imams of Auchi. He then spent many years in Lokoja, Onitsha and Kano where he studied in Madabo and later under Shuʿayb b. Muḥammad of Agbede (q.v.). …

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“Ṣāliḥ Yaḥyā”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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