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Muḥammad b. al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī al-Wāfī
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b. c. 1178/1764-5, d. 1241/1825-6


Marty (1920), i, 65-74; Batran (1971, 1974, 1979); EI (2), v, 393-5; CCIM, art. by Sidi Amar Ould Ely, pp. 229-31.


The fifth son of . al-Mukhtār, but was selected by him as his successor as shaykh of the Qādiriyya in Azawād due to his great learning, much of which was acquired directly from his father. He himself was a noted teacher, the most celebrated of his students being Sh. Sīdiyya of Bū Tilīmīt (in S. Mauritania), who studied with him for fif…

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“Muḥammad b. al-Mukhtār b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī al-Wāfī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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