Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-Salām
(412 words)

fl. 1935.


MS: Ibadan (CAD) 302.


From the correspondence of Olubadan ʿAbbās Alẹṣinloye (1930-1946), preserved in Ibadan (CAD) 302, a scholar named Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, once mentioned as Ibn ʿĀlim fawq al-ghār, figures as the writer of most of the letters of this ruler, describing himself at the end of one letter as “writer of the Amīr’s letters from early years” (kātib wathīqat al-amīr mundhu ṣaghīr) (p. 1, letter to Oluuwo and the jamāʿa of Iwo). He thus would appear to have been the secretary of Olubadan ʿ…

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“Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-Salām”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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