Wolof Documents

Serigne Touré, a follower of the Tijanyya Sufi order - 2009
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

Some old financial records of Serigne Touré's shop dealing with debts, expenses and profits.

Serigne Touré, a follower of the Tijanyya Sufi order - 2007
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

A poem dedicated to the mother of Sëriñ Mustafa Sy, a major figure in the Tijaniyya order in Senegal, in which the author pays tribute to his mother.

Sëriñ Muhammadu Laye Ndir
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents are excerpts from the poems of Sëriñ Muhammadu Laye Ndir. Sëriñ Muhammadu Laye Ndir is an important scholar in the Layène Sufi order.

Imam Muhammadu Sakhir Guèye - 1964
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents are excerpts from the poems of Imam Muhammadu Sakhir Guèye, a scholar who has written many Ajami documents about the Layène Sufi order. Imam Muhammadu Sakhir Guèye is an important scholar in the Layène Sufi order.

Sëriñ Muusa Ka
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents are excerpts from the poems of Sëriñ Muusa Ka dealing with various subjects such as the code of conduct of a true Murid disciple, and various aspects of the Murid belief system.

Sëriñ Muusa Ka and Abdu Rasuul Jigal
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The document comes from two sources: 1) a genealogical tree of the Mbàkke Madina family given by Abdu Rasuul Jigal showing the first member of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba’s family who spoke Wolof, and 2) the life and work of Shaykh Gaynde Fatma, a brother of Ahmadu Bamba, written by Sëriñ Muusa Ka.

Sëriñ Muusa Ka and Al-Haj Mbàkke - 1912
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents come from two sources: An excerpt from Sëriñ Muusa Ka’s poems and a Wolof Ajami document written by Al-Haj Mbàkke inspired from the conversations of Sëriñ Abdu Ahad Mbàkke, one of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba’s sons and the third Khalifa of the Murid Sufi order.

Al-Haj Malik Sy and Seriñ Suahibu Mbàkke
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents come from two sources: A religious poem of Al-Haj Malik Sy, the founder of the Tijaniyya Sufi order in Senegal and recommendations of Seriñ Suahibu Mbàkke, a son of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba (the founder of the Muridiyya Sufi order).

Unknown
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents fall within three major themes: 1) tribute to Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba written by Murid disciples in the district of Medinatoul in Diourbel, 2) some recommendations on the code of conduct of followers of Muridiyya, and 3) one of the last meetings between Bamba and his followers in Diourbel.

Unknown - 1980
Language: Wolof
Script: Wolof Ajami (Wolofal)

The documents are excerpts from an old bilingual Murid newspaper (written in French and Wolof Ajami). The documents deal with the activities of organization.

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