ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad al-Ḥājj b. ʿAlī b. ʿUthmān b. Aḥmad
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Sources

Bello (1994), 23-4.

Biography

His father was qāḍī ’l-jamāʿa in Sokoto and a teacher of fiqh. His maternal grandfather had been qāḍī and muḥtasib in the days of Sh. ʿUthmān and Muḥammad Bello, but was relieved of his post and retired to a life of contemplation. He himself studied with both of the above, but his principal shaykh was al-Muṣṭafā b. Muḥammad al-Tūrūdī, father of the celebrated ʿAbd al-Qādir (q.v.). He was presumably active in the 1830s and 1840s. His only known work is untitled, but following its openi…

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“ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad al-Ḥājj b. ʿAlī b. ʿUthmān b. Aḥmad”, 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_20006_1a_15>
First published online: 2016



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