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Scholars Of The Kel al-Sūq
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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.

ʿAbd Allāh b. Aḥmad al-Sūqī

ʿAbd Allāh Dānyāl b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Sūqī

ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Ḥamīd al-Sūqī

ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Shaykh b. Muḥammad Adda

ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Muḥammad b. ʿĀlī b. Ibrāhīm b. Aḥmad al-Sūqī

Aḥmad al-Sūqī

Aḥmad al-Bashīr al-Mālikī


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“Scholars Of The Kel al-Sūq”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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