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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Shāshī [or al-Shānshī] al-Maqdishī al-Qādirī al-Shāfiʿī al-Ashʿarī al-Ṣūmālī
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known as Shaykh Ṣūfī and Quṭb al-Banādir and Ḥājj Ṣūfī b. 1245/1829– 30, d. 29 Ṣafar 1322/15 May 1904.

Sources

al-Barāwī, Majmūʿat al-qaṣāʾid, 29; Trimingham (1952), 241; Cerulli (1957-64), i, 7, 150-51, 188, 190, 196, 199 and 204; Mukhtar (1988), 321; Kassim (1994), 36-38.

Biography

A native of Mogadishu and a student of of Abū Bakr al-Miḥdār al-Yāfiʿī, known as Shaykh al-Mashāʾikh, who is buried at Warshaykh (about 75 kilometres from Mogadishu). Al-Yāfiʿī was the main link in the spiritual chain…

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“ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Shāshī [or al-Shānshī] al-Maqdishī al-Qādirī al-Shāfiʿī al-Ashʿarī al-Ṣūmālī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_30003_3_7>
First published online: 2016



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