A descendant of ʿUthmān Jire the founder of Segu Sikoro, whose family traditionally filled the office of imam. His grandfather studied with al-ḥājj Saʿīd Hann, and was a teacher and mentor of Bokar Salif Tal (q.v.).
1. Taʾrīkh al-Sēkū ’l-Sikuru fa-li ’llāhi al-ḥamd wa’l-shukr
History of Segu Sikoro, the meaning of which is explained in the text as “the shaykh under the tree”, a reference to Sh. ʿUthmān Jire, founder of the town, at the door of whose house there was a tree. The history terminates in 1357/1938.
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