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Muḥammad b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. Dalla
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known as Ibn ʿUmar Dukure, al-Murjī al-Sūdānī al-Mālikī, b. 5 Rabīʿ I, 1301/4 January 1884, d. 10 Muḥarram 1366/4 December 1946


CCIM, art. by Ali Koullogo Diallo, pp. 280-4.


Born in Mourdia, he first studied with his father and then with a Tukulor scholar from Futa Toro. A precocious student, he soon engaged in correspondence with scholars of southern Mauritania over points of law, and was especially close to Muḥammad Yaḥyā al-Walātī. Ultimately he was to become recognized as the muftī of south-eastern Mauritania an…

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“Muḥammad b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. Dalla”, 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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