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ʿUmar b. Abī Bakr al-Karkī
(71 words)

fl. c. 1900?


Nasīm al-ṣabā, 178.


Mentioned as one of those prominent scholars who taught Chief Imam Ibrāhīm (1891-1923). The title al-ḥājj, given in Nasīm, indicates that he also made the pilgrimage. He might be the author of the following poem:


1. Qaṣīda.

MS: Ibadan (CAD) 502, see the CAD title catalogue p. 19 where the author’s name is given as ʿUmar Karki.

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“ʿUmar b. Abī Bakr al-Karkī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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