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Muḥammad b. ʿUthmān b. al-Qāḍī Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. al-Ṣiddīq b. Bāba b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Sōsī
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known as Hamidu Sossi, b. c. 1289/1872-3, d. after 1367/1948

Sources

Author’s Minnat al-Quddūs, MS Niamey, 429(iii).

Biography

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…

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“Muḥammad b. ʿUthmān b. al-Qāḍī Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. al-Ṣiddīq b. Bāba b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Sōsī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 28 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_40005_6_1>
First published online: 2016



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