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al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī al-Wāfī Abū Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn
(4,798 words)

b. 1142/1729, d. 1226/29 May 1811

Sources

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.

Biography

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…

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“al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī al-Wāfī Abū Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40003_2_1>
First published online: 2016



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