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Title:A Mahdist document from Futa Jallon
Author:Martin, B.G.ISNI
Year:1963
Periodical:Bulletin de l'Institut Franšais d'Afrique Noire, SÚrie B: Sciences humaines
Volume:25
Issue:1
Pages:47-65
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:Mahdis
Futa Jallon polity
Abstract:Deals with Al-Hajj 'Umar bin Sa 'id, the third of the West African Muslim reformers, born in Futa Toro 1797, killed near Masina in 1864. In 1942 Gilbert Vieillard obtained a twofolio document in poor Arabic, undated (approx. late 1850's) seeming to be a statement from 'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Ghalib, Sharif of Makka, concerning the coming of the Mahdi, and the part to be played by Al-Hajj 'Umar in preparing this event. This document is reproduced, accompanied by an attempt to read its faulty and incoherent Arabic, with a translation. Notes.
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