Bunyamīn b. Ṭāhir Mọtala
(237 words)

d. before 1970.


Nasīm al-ṣabā, 145; Abdul-Rahmon (1989), 67, 141-54, 239-56.


Secretary of the Zumrat al-Udabāʾ, founded in 1947.


1. Dalīl al-ghāfīl ilā ʿafw al-ghāfir.

Waʿẓ poem of 46 vv. on issues of public morality and ritual: ʿidda, women’s dress, parental responsibility, offerings for the deceased forty days after his death, flogging for fornication, and condemnation of certain customs prevalent in Ibadan. Opens: Badaʾnā bi-man qad qāla in tanfaʿ al-dhikrā * Fa-dhakkir wa-inna ’l-waʿẓa qad …

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“Bunyamīn b. Ṭāhir Mọtala”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_20012_2_8>
First published online: 2016

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