Northern Factors in Asante History

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Shaykh Baba Al Waiz, Founder of Wataniya Islamic School, Aboabo, Kumasi

Shaykh Baba Al Waiz, Founder of Wataniya Islamic School, Aboabo, Kumasi
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Shaykh Baba Al Waiz (1915/16-1982) has been described as one of the "Big Eleven" in Islamic scholarship in Ashanti. He was the sarkin zongo (zongo chief) in Kumasi, and was one of Ibrahim Niass' early associates in Kumasi in the latter's trip to Ghana and Nigeria in the 1940s and 1950s. Ibrahim Niass was the founder of a branch of the Tijaniyya Brotherhood in Senegal and he would strengthen the Tijaniyya presence in Kumasi. Shaykh Al Waiz was the founder of the Wataniya Islamic School in Aboabo, Kumasi.

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Shaykh Baba Al Waiz, Founder of Wataniya Islamic School, Aboabo, Kumasi
Shaykh Baba Al Waiz, Founder of Wataniya Islamic School, Aboabo, Kumasi
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Creator: Akyeampong, Emmanuel
Description: Shaykh Baba Al Waiz (1915/16-1982) has been described as one of the "Big Eleven" in Islamic scholarship in Ashanti. He was the sarkin zongo (zongo chief) in Kumasi, and was one of Ibrahim Niass' early associates in Kumasi in the latter's trip to Ghana and Nigeria in the 1940s and 1950s. Ibrahim Niass was the founder of a branch of the Tijaniyya Brotherhood in Senegal and he would strengthen the Tijaniyya presence in Kumasi. Shaykh Al Waiz was the founder of the Wataniya Islamic School in Aboabo, Kumasi.
Date: 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Aboabo, Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
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Contributing Institution: Emmanuel Akyeampong; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Emmanuel Akyeampong