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Yūsuf b. al-Imām al-Lakhmī b. Muḥammad al-Gangalī
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known as Fodiye Ṣanba Allāh (or Sanbalā), b. 1306/1888-9. d. 1371/1951-2


Dramé/FN, 3-21.


Born in Musāla, a district of Kayes, and at first studied with his father until the latter’s death in c. 1905. He then went to his father’s teacher ʿUmar b. al-Ḥasan Tanjakūrā in Kougeni, whose son Fodiye Muḥam-mad Sita taught him the Mukhtaṣar of Khalīl and the Tuḥfat al-ḥukkām of Ibn ʿĀṣim over the next three years.After a period back in Mūsāla he returned to Kougeni to study the Tafsīr al-Jalālayn and the Maqāmāt of al-Ḥarīrī with …

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“Yūsuf b. al-Imām al-Lakhmī b. Muḥammad al-Gangalī”, 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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