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Aḥmad Bābā al-Tinbuktī
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Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad Bābā ibn Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥājj Aḥmad ibn ʿUmar ibn Muḥammad Aqīt al-Tinbuktī; Aḥmad Bābā al-Masūfī al-Tinbuktī; Aḥmad Bābā Es Sudane; Aḥmad Bābā the Black

Date of Birth: 26 October 1556

Place of Birth: Mali, possibly Araouane

Date of Death: 22 April 1627

Place of Death: Timbuktu, Mali


Aḥmad Bābā al-Tinbuktī was a renowned and prolific Muslim scholar from Songhay. He was born on 25 October 1556 into the M…

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Frederiks, Martha, “Aḥmad Bābā al-Tinbuktī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>

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