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Saʿd b. ʿUmar b. Saʿīd Jeliyā al-Fūtī al-Tijānī
(751 words)

known as Saad Oumar Touré, b. c. 1914


Brenner (1986), (2000), 74 ff.; Sanankoua & Brenner (1991).


In 1947 he founded the Madrasat al-Falāḥ, Segu, of which he has been ever since the director. Its pedagogy is modern and since 1959 it has combined Islamic learning with elements of Western/French secular learning. His grandfather was a teacher of Alfa Hāshim (q.v.), though aʿd himself is largely self-taught..


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“Saʿd b. ʿUmar b. Saʿīd Jeliyā al-Fūtī al-Tijānī”, 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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