Book Select : Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba: Life Teachings and Poetry

This is a rare book in English on the life, teachings, and poetry of the great sufi master Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba from Touba Senegal west Africa.

“The Servant of the messenger”, and as Sëriñ Tuubaa or “Cheikh of Tuubaa” in Wolof”, was a MuslimSufi religious leader in Senegal and the founder of the large Mouride Brotherhood (the Muridiyya).

Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba was a religious leader who produced a prodigious quantity of poems and tracts on meditation, rituals, work, and Qur’anic study. Politically, Ahmadou Bamba led a pacifist struggle against French colonialism while not waging outright war on the French as several prominent Tijani marabouts had done.

Ahmadou Bamba founded the Mouride brotherhood in 1883.

Amadou Bamba’s teachings emphasized the virtues of pacifism, hard work and good manners. As an ascetic marabout who wrote tracts on meditation, rituals, work, and Qur’anic study, he is perhaps best known for his emphasis on work and industriousness.

Bamba’s followers call him a “renewer” (mujaddid in Arabic) of Islam, citing a hadith that implies that God will send renewers of the faith every 100 years (the members of all the Senegalese brotherhoods claim that their founders were such renewers).

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