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Aḥmad al-Tijānī b. Muṣṭafā
(195 words)

called Ṣaki Awẹlẹnjẹ, d. 1968.


Nasīm al-ṣabā, 179 ff.; Bidmus (1972), 92, 237; Adekilekun (1984).


Born in Shaki, he studied in Iseyin and other towns, and was also a student of Hārūn Matanmi of Ibadan. Subsequently he established himself in Lagos, where he became a celebrated teacher, poet and Sufi leader. His most prominent student was Abū Bakr al-Ṣiddīq imam Agbarigidomọ, Ilorin (q.v.). He was first chairman of the United Muslim Council of Nigeria, set up by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in 1957 to rally…

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“Aḥmad al-Tijānī b. Muṣṭafā”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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