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Muḥammad al-Bashīr b. Yūsuf al-Darāmī al-Tijānī
(328 words)

known as Fodiye Muḥammad al-Bashīr Dramé, b. 1918


Dramé/FN, 23--33


Born in Mārina, some twenty-five miles from Kayes, and grew up in his father’s household, beginning study with him at age seven. He continued studying with him for twenty-five years, and succeeded him as teacher in 1952 after he died. In 1960 he moved his school to Sāmī, fifteen miles from Kayes, where he was well received and his endeavours supported. In 1968 he built a grand mosq…

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“Muḥammad al-Bashīr b. Yūsuf al-Darāmī al-Tijānī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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