The Kunta, Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti, and the office of shaykh al Tariqa’l-Qadiriyya

This paper is divided into three sections. The first discusses the origin, dispersal and history of the Kunta, the ethnic group of which Sidi al-Mukhtar was a member. The second describes his early life and studies. The final part concerns his role as holder of the office, Shaykh al Tarqa’l-Qdiriyya (the highest office within the Sufi hierarchy). Append., ref.

Title: The Kunta, Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti, and the office of shaykh al Tariqa’l-Qadiriyya
Author: Batran, A.A.
Book title: Studies in West African Islamic history
Editor: Willis, John Ralph
Year: 1979
Pages: 113-114
Language: English
Geographic terms: Morocco
West Africa
About person: Sidi al-Mukhtar al Kunti (1729-1811)
Abstract: This paper is divided into three sections. The first discusses the origin, dispersal and history of the Kunta, the ethnic group of which Sidi al-Mukhtar was a member. The second describes his early life and studies. The final part concerns his role as holder of the office, Shaykh al Tarqa’l-Qdiriyya (the highest office within the Sufi hierarchy). Append., ref.