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Mīrghanī b. Muḥammad al-Sharīf b. ʿAbd al-ʿĀl b. Aḥmad al-Idrīsī
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d. 1959.


O’Fahey (1990), 127-29 and 160; Karrār (1411/1991), 72-73.


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.


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“Mīrghanī b. Muḥammad al-Sharīf b. ʿAbd al-ʿĀl b. Aḥmad al-Idrīsī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 25 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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