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Ismāʿīl b. ʿAbd al-Qādir b. Ismāʿīl b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Kurdufānī
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b. c. 1260/1844-5, d. 1897.

Sources

Slatin (1896), 515-16; Shuqayr (1903), iii, 559-60 (1173); Mikhāʾīl (1924), i, 39-42; al-Muftī (1378/1959), i, 139-42; Abū Salīm (1970), 201-5; idem, ed., (1972), 5-17, and Shaked (1978), 16-31 and passim.

Biography

Poet and chronicler; a maternal grandson of Ismāʿīl al-Walī, he was born in al-Ubayyiḍ in Kordofan. He studied with his maternal uncle, Aḥmad al-Azharī (q.v.), before going to study for some ten years at al-Azhar. He returned to the Sudan via the darb al-arbaʿīn, the trans-Saharan rou…

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“Ismāʿīl b. ʿAbd al-Qādir b. Ismāʿīl b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Kurdufānī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_10009_3_5>
First published online: 2016



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