known as Hamidu Sossi, b. c. 1289/1872-3, d. after 1367/1948
Author’s Minnat al-Quddūs, MS Niamey, 429(iii).
He was born in Guinea of Sosso parentage and orphaned at the age of seven. From his nasab we know that his father was a qāḍī, and three of his other ancestors are given the title imām. He received a standard Islamic education including works of al-Akhḍarī, al-ʿAshmāwī, al-Qurṭubī, al-Jazāʾiriyya, al-Murshida, Bānat Suʿād, and the dīwān of Imrūʾ al-Qays. He settled in Segu. The titles of works for whi…