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ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. al-Mukhtār al-Kuntī
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b. c. 1820, d. c. 1895.


Marty (1920), i, 116-17.


He settled in Adṛaṛ-n-Ifoṛas where he built a fortified village and zāwiya.

His eldest son . Muḥammad preached jihād against the French, but died in 1896 and was buried next to his father at In Settefen.


1. Manẓūma fī ḍabṭ al-nafs

MS: Timbuktu (CEDRAB), 2440.

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“ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. al-Mukhtār al-Kuntī”, 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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