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.