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Bocar Sabaly b. ʿAbd Allāh
(428 words)

b. 18 Jumādā I 1368/18 March 1949


He was born in Yoossou near Kolda (Southern Senegal). He studied the Qurʾān in his village and then travelled widely to complete his training as a cleric. He studied in Kolda, Kaolack with ShaykhʿAlī Sise, and attend also several other majālis in Saint-Louis. He now teaches Qurʾān and Islamic jurisprudence in his village. The mss. are preserved in the author’s library in Kolda.


1. Dawrat al-akhlāq al-ḥamīda fī taṭawwur al-mujtamaʿ

Completed in 1407/1987

2. Ḥaqq al-jiwār fī ’l-islām

Completed on 5…

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“Bocar Sabaly b. ʿAbd Allāh”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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