ʿAbdullāhi b. ʿAbd al-Ḥāfiẓ al-Dufārī
(106 words)

d. 24 Dhū ’l-ḥijja 1325/29 January 1908.


O’Fahey (1990), 178-79; Karrār (1411/1991), 65-66; Karrar (1992), 91, 97, 108 and 110-14.


A Sudanese student of Ibrāhīm al-Rashīd, with whom he studied in the Ḥijāz. After a series of missionary journeys, he settled at Kawa on the White Nile where he established a school in the Idrīsī tradition. One of those to whom he taught the prayers and litanies of Ibn Idrīs was Muḥammad Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh (q.v.), the future Mahdi.


1. “Makhṭūṭ”.

MS: untitled; 15 pp. in the possession…

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“ʿAbdullāhi b. ʿAbd al-Ḥāfiẓ al-Dufārī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_10006_5_2>
First published online: 2016

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