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.
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