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Shuʿayb b. al-Amīr Muḥammad
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Balogun (1972), 34 n. 2; Doi (1984), 161; Oseni (1983-89), 42.


Third son of Mọmọdu I, the first Muslim Oba of Agbede (reg. 1891-1910), who made Agbede in Etsako Division (present Bendel State), a centre of Islamic learning (see Oba Balogun (1972), 33 f.; Doi (1984), 160). Shuʿayb became a famous Islamic teacher in his area. He later settled in Kano where he continued to teach.


1. Q. fī rithāʾ ʿUmar b. Muḥammad.

Elegy for his brother.

MS: Ibadan (CAD), 315.

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“Shuʿayb b. al-Amīr Muḥammad”, 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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