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Abd al-Raḥmān b. Yūsuf al-Ifrīqī
(315 words)

b. 1326/1908-9, d. 28 Rabīʿ I 1377/22 October 1957

Sources

Cardaire (1954), 80-1; Froelich (1960); Triaud (1986)

Biography

Born on an island in the Niger near Ansongo, he was selected by French colonial authorities to study in one of their schools, against his parents’ wishes. Following a brilliant school career, he worked asd a teacher and in other posts before departing to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. After his pi;lgrimage he went to Madīna to study for four years. Ju…

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“Abd al-Raḥmān b. Yūsuf al-Ifrīqī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40005_8_7>
First published online: 2016



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