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By Amadou Hampate Ba

Tierno Bokar (1875-1939), African mystic and Muslim non secular instructor, was once extraordinary for the drama of his existence tale (which was once made right into a fresh play directed by way of Peter Brook). His message of non secular tolerance and common love is profoundly vital in a global the place diversified faiths are frequently at odds with one another.

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But here are the facts: Around 1905–1906 a religious dispute broke out in Nioro in the Sahel (Mali) between different branches of the Tijani order regarding ways of reciting a certain prayer. From 1917 the conflict took on such proportions that the Colonial Administration was forced to resolve the question. They opened a dossier entitled “Hamallism,” a label taken from the name of Shaykh Sharīf Hamallah, head of one of the two Tijani branches in question. The present book discusses the Hamallists in depth.

Archinard returned the command of the city to the Diarra, who represented the old Bambara royal family which had been defeated by al-Hajj Umar. Bodian, the new Bambara king, gave orders that all the Taal who were still in the area should gather in Segou. The refugees in Baraweli were therefore obliged to leave their refuge and place themselves at the mercy of the new authorities. Captivity was in general severe for the Tukolor. This land of black Africans seemed to have forgotten that theirs had traditionally been a place of tolerance and charity.

Hurst, 1985; second impression, 2005). 6 His Life His household was run by his two wives, the first a daughter of Uthman dan Fodio9 and the second the young sharīfa who was nevertheless not exempt from the storms of female jealousy. But the submission of Seydou Hann and his first wife to God’s will attenuated the outbursts of these afflictions. One day the master of the house obtained two heifers and presented them to his wives. He said to the sharīfa: “Choose the cow you like. The one you turn down will be the property of your sister Inna.

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