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Title :

A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE EXEGETICAL LITERATURE (TAFASIR) OF ABD ALLAH B. FUDI AND IBRAHIM NIASSE1

Authors :

Abubakar Sadiq Abdulkadir

This article is a critical introduction to two important exegetical literature by two West African scholars: the Ḍiyāʾ al-Taʾwīl fī Maʿānī al-TanzīlofʿAbdAllāh b. Fūdī(c. 1766-1829)and Fī Riyāḍ al-Tafsīrli’l-Qurʾān al-Karīm of Ibrāhīm Niasse(c. 1900-1975). These scholars and their scholarly contributions to the Islamic intellectual history of West Africa represent two of the most popular and widely recognized authoritative traditions in Islamic Africa – one from one of the "founding fathers" of the Sokoto Caliphate and the other from the fayḍa Tijāniyya of the Tijāniyya Sufi order.