b. 1142/1729, d. 1226/29 May 1811
Fatḥ, 152-3; Marty (1920), i, 27-62; Batran (1971, 1974, 1979, 2001); McDougall (1986); EI (2), v, 393-5; CCIM, art. by Mahmoud Abdu Zouber, pp. 215-8. See also Missions to the Niger, ed. E. M. Bovill, Cambridge, 1964 i, 301, n. 3.
He was born in the region of Kathīb/Erg Oralla a large dune just north of Mabrūk. His father died when he was ten, and he was educated by his brothers Muḥammad Abū Ḥāmiya and Abū Bakr, and by his…