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ʿUmar b. Muḥammad al-Bukhārī b. Sh. ʿUthman
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d. c. 1300/1882-3.


Last (1967a), xxxxvii-xxxxviii et passim.


Emir of Tambawal, he tried to obtain election as amīr al-muʾminīn on the death of ʿAlī al-Kabīr (Aliyyu Babba) in 1859. He was unsuccessful, and when he refused to recognise Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-ʿAtīq as the new holder of the title, he was deprived of some of his domains. He made a further, but equally unsuccessful, attempt in 1881.


1. Kashf al-ghumma.

MS: Sokoto (SHB), 936 (old number).

2. Maʿūnat al-aḥibbāʾ fī ʿilm al-aṭibbāʾ.

Written in 1280/1863-4.

MSS: Zaria, …

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“ʿUmar b. Muḥammad al-Bukhārī b. Sh. ʿUthman”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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