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Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Būbū b. Abī Bakr b. Saʿīd al-Fullānī
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or in Fulfulde, Aamadu Hammadi Buubu, also known as Ahmadu Lobbo, Seku Amadu and Aamadu Hamman Lobbo, b. c. 1776, d. 12 Rabīʿ I 1261/20 April 1845


He was brought up by his father’s younger brother Hamman Lobbo, and hence he often bears this name as part of his own designation. Founder of the Islamic state of Māsina, known as the “Caliphate of Ḥamdullāhi”, he was originally authorized to carry out jihād in the name of Sh. ʿUthmān b. …

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“Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Būbū b. Abī Bakr b. Saʿīd al-Fullānī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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