The death of an icon for Islam in Senegal
January 5, 2008 10:00 AM Subscribe
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(article in French) Mbacké
, the leader of the Mourides
(academic link), a prominent Islamic brotherhood in Senegal (and Harlem, NY
, died a week ago today. Arguably the most influential person in Senegal, he had been the the last living son of the Mouride founder Chiekh Amadou Bamba. Thousands of people
have traveled Touba
, the Mouride capital, to pay their respects.
More background information by Reuters
regarding the Mourides.