b. 1822, d. 1312/1895-96.
Served as judge in several towns, including Dongola, before going over to the Mahdi in 1882. He became one of the official calligraphers of the Mahdi.
There is a considerable body of poetry by ʿAbd al-Ghanī in an untitled collection of poetry of the Mahdist period preserved in the NRO (Khartoum); for a description, with quotations, see ʿAlī (1389/1969), 135-38.
1. Ḥāshiya ʿalā tafs…