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ʿAlī b. ʿAbd Allāh
(142 words)

d. 1866.


Fifth Emir of Gwandu, 1862-66, and reckoned the most learned of ʿAbd Allāh’s sons.


1. Ḍiyāʾ al-anām.

See Thaqāfa, 293, where it is reported to be an account of the virtues (manāqib) and the conquests (fuṭūḥāt) of his father.

2. Kifāyat al- ʿummāl fī mā yuḥkam fī ’l-amwāl.

See Last (1967b), 8.

MS: Kaduna (NA), A/AR10/9.

3. K. al-ashjār (for al-ash ʿār?).

See Thaqāfa, 293, where it is described as a collection of his poems, mainly elegies.

4 Q. rāʾiyya: Ayyuhā ’l-…

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“ʿAlī b. ʿAbd Allāh”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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