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Yaʿqūb b. Muḥammad al-Mukhtār
(784 words)

called Ọmọ Lẹmọmu, b. 1876, d. 1965.

Biography

From Ikirun, he received his early training from his uncle ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, the Chief Imam. He later studied under two scholars from Ilorin and became the most prominent Islamic teacher in Ikirun. Extended travels led him to other West African countries. His contacts with the Egyptian bookseller and publisher Muṣṭafā al-Bābī al-Ḥalabī seem to date back to the 1930s, although they were …

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“Yaʿqūb b. Muḥammad al-Mukhtār”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_20012_4_10>
First published online: 2016



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