The Kel al-Sūq, or Kel Es Souk, are a predominantly ‘clerical’ group who claim an origin from the ancient town of al-Sūq, probably to be identified with ancient Tādmakkat, in the Adṛaṛ-n-Ifoṛas. Legends of al-Sūq say that it was seized by ʿUqba b. Nāfiʿ and a group of Companions of the Prophet, and hence the Kel al-Sūq claim an Anṣārī genealogy.
Scholars Of The Kel al-Sūq(277 words)
Cite this page“Scholars Of The Kel al-Sūq”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40004_4>
First published online: 2016
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