Ahmed al-Salawi

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Ahmad ibn Mohammed ibn Nasir al-Salawi (1791 Sale - 1840 Sudan) was a Maliki scholar, Sufi teacher and writer, who played an important role in Sudan during the reign of the colonial Turkish-Egyptian administration.[1] Al-Salawi was closely connected with Sudanese scholars like Ahmad ibn Isa al-Ansari, Ahmad al-Tayyib w. al-Bashir (whose daughter he married) and Ismail ibn Abd Allah al-Wali.[2]


Al-Salawi wrote the following books:

  • al-Dhayl., Publ. Tabaqat Wad Dayf Allah, al-dhayl wa’l-takmila, ed. Muhammad Ibrahım Abü Salım & Yüsuf Fadl H˘asan, Khartoum 1982.
  • al-Durr al-manzum fı asanıdina fı sa'ir al-'ulum.
  • Ishraq masabih al-tanwır fı sharh Mawlid al-bashır al-nadhır, MS: al-Maktaba al-baladiyya, Alexandria, majmüfia, alif 139.
  • Ithaf ahl al-sidq,MS: Yale, L-9, 367ff., 1842,
  • al-Jawhar al-maknun wa’l-sirr al-masun alladhı tataqarrab ilayhi al-fiuyun
  • al-Minah al-samadiyya fı ikhtisar al-Hadıqa al-nadiyya fı shar al-Tarıqa al-Muhammadiyya wa’l-sıra al-Ahmad-iyya, MS: Cairo, Dar al-kutub, tasawwuf, 171.
  • Risala (Untitled and undated. A brief work in commendation of Ismaıl b. Abd Allah al-Walı and his tarıqa.) MS: National Records Office, Khartoum, Misc., Ismaıliyya 2, 292-300.
  • Sharh ala aqıdat al-Risala fı ’l-basmala wa’l-hamdala
  • Sharh ala ’l-Arba'ın al-Nawawiyya
  • Sharh ala ’l-Ibtihaj bi’l-kalam [or fı ’l-kalam] ala ’l-isra wa’l-mi raj, MS: al-Maktaba al-baladiyya, Alexandria, majmüfia alif, 139.
  • Tazım al-ittifaq fı ayat al-mıthaq

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.S. O'Fahey, A Colonial Servant: Al-Salawi and The Sudan [1] (retrieved on january 27, 2010)
  2. ^ John O. Hunwick, R. S. O'Fahey, The writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa to c. 1900, Part 1, Volume 13, BRILL, 1994, p.58