al-Khalīfa ʿAbdullāhi b. Muḥammad Karrār b. ʿAlī al-Taʿāīshī
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known as the Khalifa, b. 1846, d. 24 November 1899.

Sources

Hill, Biog. Dic., 5-6 and 396; Holt (1970), passim; Yagi, thesis (1990), passim.

Biography

Ruler of the Sudan in succession to the Mahdi; he was from the Taʿāīsha Baqqāra of Darfur. Both his father and grandfather were members of the Sammāniyya (see Nūr al-Dāʾim (1954), 327-28). He joined the Mahdi at Ābā Island and was appointed khalīfat al-Ṣiddīq by the Mahdi after his manifestation.

He was absolute ruler of the Mahdist state until the final defeat at Kararī in Sept…

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“al-Khalīfa ʿAbdullāhi b. Muḥammad Karrār b. ʿAlī al-Taʿāīshī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_10012_1_2>
First published online: 2016



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