Arabic Literature of Africa: The Writings of Western Sudanic by John O. Hunwick, R. S. O'Fahey

By John O. Hunwick, R. S. O'Fahey

The fourth quantity of Arabic Literature of Africa bargains with the scholarly and literary creation of authors from Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Niger, and Ghana, from earliest instances to the current day. The paintings is prepared either locally and chronologically, and writers are grouped inside of chapters based on ethnic, scholarly, or non secular affiliations. A biography of every writer is given the place attainable, earlier than the record of his or her writings. for every writer is given a listing of identified writings, with information of latest manuscript copies, released variations and translations. There are indexes of authors, titles, first strains of poetry, and a common index, in addition to a bibliography of all works spoke of within the quantity. An preliminary review and bankruptcy introductions supply an summary heritage of Islamic studying within the quarter.

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747/1346), an Andalusian notary and man of letters who met Mansa Müs in Mecca in 1324 and accompanied him back to Mali. After a period of residence at the mansa’s court, he settled in Timbuktu, where he was responsible for the construction of the Great Mosque and of a residence for the mansa. Scholars from North Africa, and from oases such as Tuwt, Walta and Awjila, visited or settled in Timbuktu in the period 1350-1500. Among the best known of these was Sıdı Ya˛y al-Tdallisı b. fiAbd al-Ra˛ım al-Thafilibı, a ∑üfı shaykh who claimed sharifian descent.

Umar, and a well-known ascetic. He made the pilgrimage to Mecca, and soon after his return to Timbuktu, left again with his family, and took up residence in Medina where he remained until his death. He wrote several small works on Sufism. 1. Mufiın al-∂ufiaf√ fı ’l-qinfia See Nayl, 102. 2. Shar˛ manqib al-sdt al-kirm min al-ßa˛ba See Nayl, 182. Comm. on a statement of the qualities of some of the Companions attributed to the Prophet, and known as his waßiyya, as recorded in writing by Mu˛ammad b.

MSS: Ti†wn (JK), mım, 890/5. 42. Munawwir al-˛lik fı shar˛ baytay Ibn Mlik THE MIDDLE NIGER TO 1800 27 Written after 1008/1599. Comm. on 2 vv. of the Alfiyya of Ibn Mlik concerning oaths. See Hunwick (1964), 579; Zouber (1977), 112-3. 43. Nashr al-fiabır bi-mafin (var. mafinı) yt al-ßalt fial ’l-bashır al-nadhır Written after 1014/1606. See Fat˛,35 ; Zouber (1977), 113. 44. Nayl al-amal fı taf∂ıl al-niyya fial ’l-fiamal See Fat˛, 35; Zouber (1977), 113. 45. Nayl al-ibtihj bi-ta†rız al-Dıbj, or Wajh al-ibtihj fı ’l-dhayl fial ’l-Dıbj Completed 7 Jumd I 1005/27 December 1596).

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