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Zād b. Muḥammad Saʿd
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known as Zayd, d. Ramaḍān 1218/December 1804.


Tazyīn, 45-6; Bello (1994), 9-11; Last (1967a), 32, 254.


A distant cousin of Sh. ʿUthmān who studied under him briefly, he was killed at the B. of Tsunstua. He had special skill in the field of ḥadīth and hence is sometimes called al-Atharī. Among his pupils was al-Muṣṭafā b. Muḥammad (Malam Tafa), father of ʿAbd al-Qādir (ɗan Tafa).


1. Khulāṣat al-qarāʾiḥ.

Comm. on the Sulāla of al-Muṣṭafā b. al-ḥājj ʿUthmān, written in 1209/1794-5.

MSS: Kaduna (NA), P/AR1/29; Zaria, J45/3.

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“Zād b. Muḥammad Saʿd”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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