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Karīm b. al-Imām ʿAbd Allāh Jire al-Ṣaghīr b. al-Imām ʿAbd Allāh al-Kabīr
(136 words)

fl. 1357/1938

Biography

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.).

Works

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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“Karīm b. al-Imām ʿAbd Allāh Jire al-Ṣaghīr b. al-Imām ʿAbd Allāh al-Kabīr”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40005_6_12>
First published online: 2016



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