Marsiya Cheikh Sidy Moukhtar Mbacke
Serigne Moussa Ka
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These materials were copied from the original by Serigne Mbaye Nguirane. According Mbaye Nguirane, he copied the materials from Serigne Moussa Ka over forty years ago during his three-year stay in Diourbel. Red and black ink are used in the material. The red ink is used for vowels and to highlight key words and phrases. There are insertions of Arabic phrases, which include prayers, quotations, and opening and closing formulae. The manuscript includes, among others, a tribute to Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba's brother Mame Cheikh Anta Mbacke (also known as Serigne Sidy Moukhtar Mbacke "Boroom Derem ak Ngerem," or Owner of Blessings and Wealth); and praises of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, his family (Serigne Fallou, Serigne Moustapha, Serigne Bara, Serigne Saliou, Serigne Massamba Mbacke, Elhadji Mbacke Bousso, Cheikh Anta, Sokhna Diarra Bousso, Cheikh Abdoul Ahad) and other prominent Murid figures such as Mbaye Absa, Abdou Lo, Djily Dial, Dame Lo, and Mor Seck. The material also includes prayers; discussions of the exceptionality and miracles of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba and of the importance of tolerance in Muridiyya; and some prayers dedicated to the deceased children of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba. Digitized on 17 July 2011. Due to the poor conservation condition and ink stains, some words may be hard to read.
The entire manuscript is available for download below as a single PDF file. Each page is also available as a separate, larger, JPG file. If higher-resolution JP2 files are needed (WARNING: files average 11-14MB in size), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Fallou Ngom (PI), Cheikh Tidiane Fall (Co-applicant), Ablaye Diakite (Researcher), Birane Gassama (Researcher) Technical Team: Roger Brisson (Head of Metadata Services, BU Libraries), Vika Zafrin (Institutional Repository Librarian, BU Libraries), Jack Ammerman (Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access, BU Libraries), and Dr. Peter Quella. This collection of Wolofal (Wolof Ajami) materials is copied as part of the EAP 334 Project (Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal) led by Dr. Fallou Ngom in collaboration with WARA/WARC and Boston University Library. The project is funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives. Access Condition and Copyright: The materials are subject to copyright. Access is for research and educational purposes only. Materials are not to be reproduced without written permission. Citation: Materials in this web edition may be cited as: Ngom, Fallou. 2011. African Ajami Library: EAP 334. Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami Manuscripts of Senegal. Boston: Boston University Library: http://dcommon.bu.edu For Inquires: Please, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (email@example.com)