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Short Titles Of Works Frequently Referred To
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Certain didactic and devotional texts have been studied in almost every age and place in Western Sudanic Africa. They have often been the inspiration for locally written works, and are the subject of commentaries and glosses, or, in the case of poems, rendering in quintains or other such treatments. Those most frequently referred to are listed below.


ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad al-Ṣanhājī, called Ibn Ājurrūm, d. 723/1323, al-Muqaddima al-Ājurrūmiyya; see GAL II, 237, S II, 332.

Alfiyya of Ibn Mālik

Jamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Ṭāʾī al-Jayyānī, called Ibn Māl…

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“Short Titles Of Works Frequently Referred To”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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