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Ibrāhīm Dābo
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d. 1862, often known as Dābo Cigari “the sacker of towns”.


SM, iii, 128-9; Hogben & Kirke-Greene (1966), 198-200; Sa’id (1978).


Second Emir of Kano, reg. 1819-46.


1. Kaff al-ikhwān.

Publ. Kano: Native Authority Press, n.d. [c. 1955].

2. Shīmat al-ikhwān.

MSS: Niamey, 1412.

Kani (1984/5) notes a work in Niamey by Ibrāhīm Dābo entitled Shamsiyyat al-ikhwān and says it is on the virtues of the Tijāniyya and Aḥmad al-Tijānī. For a work of this title and content attributed to Muḥammad Salga, see below.

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“Ibrāhīm Dābo”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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