Bello (1994), 23-4.
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…