One of the six sons of Muḥammad al-Sharīf, he succeeded his father as shaykh of the Idrīsiyya ṭarīqa in the Sudan upon the latter’s death in 1936. He had earlier in 1905-6 settled at Tanqasī in the northern Sudan, but also visited Omdurman (1913) and Dongola (1918). In 1917, together with his father, Mīrghanī acted as a mediator between the British and the Sanūsiyya. He died in Cairo.
1. Da ʿwat al-ḥaqq fī ’l-ṭarīqa al-Dandarāwiyya al-Idrīsiyya.