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Shaykh Mbacke b. Muṣṭafā b. Aḥmaḍ Bamba
(90 words)

b. 1905/1323, d. 1978/1398


He was the eldest grand-son of Aḥmad Bamba. When his father Muṣṭafā Mbacke died in 1945, he claimed the leadership of the Mouride brotherhood but was not successful. During his lifetime, he was one of the most successful private entrepreneurs in Senegal.


1. Kalimat Allāh hiya’l-ʿulyā

Attack on the Senegalese “code de la famille”, from 1966; see Samb, (1972, 501-3, with excerpts.

2. Khuṭba (Addressed to his disciples )

MSS: IFAN, Fonds Amar Samb, Discours, 2 b.

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“Shaykh Mbacke b. Muṣṭafā b. Aḥmaḍ Bamba”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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