Arabic Literature of Africa Online

Get access

The Saganugu
(424 words)

The passage of Saganugu scholars from Mali into the Greater Voltaic Region has been referred to above. They carried with them teachings of al-ḥājj Sālim Suwari, which endorsed a highly liberal attitude in the matter of the coexistence of Muslims and non-Muslims, while stressing the importance of sharīʿa (Wilks (1999), 103-5). The Tafsīr al-Jalālayn, the Muwaṭṭaʾ of Imam Mālik, and the Shifāʾ of Qāḍī ʿIyāḍ were core items of the teaching tradition, and throughout the Greater Voltaic Region virtually all licences to teach these works record sequences of teache…

Cite this page
“The Saganugu”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

▲   Back to top   ▲