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Muḥammad Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Faḥl b. ʿAbd al-Walī b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Dunqulāwī
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1known as the Mahdi, b. 27 Rajab 1260/12 August 1844, d. 9 Ramaḍān 1302/22 June 1885.

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The following references are selective and concentrate on studies on the Mahdi’s intellectual formation and teachings:

GAL S II, 896; Aʿlām, vi, 20; Kaḥḥāla, viii, 284; al-Kurdufānī (1972), passim, see Shaked (1978) for an analysis and “condensed paraphrase” of this near-contemporary biography of the Mahdi; Slatin (1896), 123-32 and passim; Fawzī (1319/1901-2), passim; Shuqayr, iii, 107-358 (625-951), the section on the Mahdi is partl…

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“Muḥammad Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Faḥl b. ʿAbd al-Walī b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Dunqulāwī”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_10012_1_1>
First published online: 2016



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