Muḥammad Na Birnin Gwari
(63 words)

fl 1850.


Hiskett (1975), 100.


He lived in, or near, Kontagora, and wrote a famous poem in Hausa critical of the Nagwamatse dynasty. He wrote more Hausa verse, but only one work of his in Arabic is known.


1. K. al-wathīqa.

Verse work. Opens: Min fī Muḥammadin li’l-ḥabībati taḥiyyatū * Wa-salāmātun mabsūṭatun bi-ḍafiyyatī.

MS: Kaduna (NA), L/AR26/2.

Cite this page
“Muḥammad Na Birnin Gwari”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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