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Title:The Kunta, Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti, and the office of shaykh al Tariqa'l-Qadiriyya
Author:Batran, A.A.ISNI
Book title:Studies in West African Islamic history
Editor:Willis, John Ralph
Geographic terms:Morocco
West Africa
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About person:Sidi al-Mukhtar al Kunti (1729-1811)ISNI
Abstract:This paper is divided into three sections. The first discusses the origin, dispersal and history of the Kunta, the ethnic group of which Sidi al-Mukhtar was a member. The second describes his early life and studies. The final part concerns his role as holder of the office, Shaykh al Tarqa'l-Qdiriyya (the highest office within the Sufi hierarchy). Append., ref.