ʿAbd al-Salām Alkinla
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b. c. 1903, d. 5 Rabīʿ II 1380/27 September 1960.


Lamaḥāṭ, 65; Ajikanle (1987); Abdu-Raheem (1990); Reichmuth (1991), 338.


He was born in Ilorin, the son of an itinerant trader, and spent most of his life in southern Nigeria. From 1930 to 1935 he was a student of Zakariyyā Tāj al-Muʾminīn (q.v.), then of his brother Salmān Ake and Jumʿa Zayn al-Dīn (q.v.). In 1939 he settled in Ibadan as a preacher and teacher. A keen observer of political developments in his time, he propagated a combination of Is…

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“ʿAbd al-Salām Alkinla”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 17 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_20012_2_13>
First published online: 2016

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