Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (1)
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Partial view of the façade of a residence Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta had constructed in Ndiassane to accommodate pilgrims. Photographed on a rainy day.

Courtesy of Djibril Sy(2011)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (2)
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Interior courtyard of residence Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta had constructed in Ndiassane to accommodate pilgrims. Photographed on a rainy day.

Courtesy of Djibril Sy(2011)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (3)
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Interior hallway of residence Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta had constructed in Ndiassane to accommodate pilgrims.

Courtesy of Djibril Sy(2011)
Date: 2011
Landscape Around Ndiassane
Area of former springs (séanes)
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Area on the outskirts of Ndiassane where, according to oral tradition, Shaykh Buh Kunta made springs erupt that greatly improved the agricultural potential.

Courtesy of Maria Grosz-Ngaté(December 2007)
Fields outside Ndiassane
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Fields on the outskirts of Ndiassane near the area of the former springs (séanes). The photo shows how dry this area is between rainy seasons.

Courtesy of Maria Grosz-Ngaté(December 2007)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta legacy (4)
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Water retention basin constructed by Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta.

Courtesy of Maria Grosz-Ngaté(2007)
Rock near Ndiassane
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Rock that is said to bear the imprint of the fingers of Shaykh Buh Kunta's hand along a path in the fields on the outskirts of Ndiassane.

Courtesy of Maria Grosz-Ngaté(December 2007)
Date: 2012
Shaykh Saad Buh
Shaykh Saad Buh
Shaykh Saad Buh
Shaykh Saad Buh

Date: 1900
Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan
Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan
Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan
Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan

Date: 1903
Malik Sy (ca. 1855-1922)
Malik Sy (ca. 1855-1922)
Malik Sy (ca. 1855-1922)
Malik Sy (ca. 1855-1922)

Date: 1912
Amadu Bamba (ca. 1853-1927)
Amadu Bamba (ca. 1853-1927)
Amadu Bamba (ca. 1853-1927)
Amadu Bamba (ca. 1853-1927)

Date: 1913
Saad Buh, the Fadiliyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone (circa 1880-1920)
Saad Buh, the Fadiliyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone (circa 1880-1920)
Saad Buh, the Fadiliyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone (circa 1880-1920)
Saad Buh, the Fadiliyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone (circa 1880-1920)

Date: 2000
The Sidiyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)
The Sidiyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)
The Sidiyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)
The Sidiyya Network and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)

Date: 2000
The Murids and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone, ca. 1880-1920
The Murids and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone, ca. 1880-1920
The Murids and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone, ca. 1880-1920
The Murids and the Senegalo-Mauritanian Zone, ca. 1880-1920

Date: 2000
Malik Sy and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)
Malik Sy and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)
Malik Sy and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)
Malik Sy and the Senegalo-Mauritanian zone (circa 1880-1920)

Date: 2000
Shaykh Bekkai Faal (Cheikh Bécaye Fall)
Shaykh Bekkai Faal (Cheikh Bécaye Fall)
Shaykh Bekkai Faal (Cheikh Bécaye Fall)
Shaykh Bekkai Faal (Cheikh Bécaye Fall)

Date: January 5, 2007
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)

Date: January 2007
Shaykh Pape Malick Beye
Shaykh Pape Malick Beye
Shaykh Pape Malick Beye
Shaykh Pape Malick Beye

Date: January 2007
Shaykh Mussa Cissoxo (Moussa Cissokho)
Shaykh Mussa Cissoxo (Moussa Cissokho)
Shaykh Mussa Cissoxo (Moussa Cissokho)
Shaykh Mussa Cissoxo (Moussa Cissokho)

Date: January 2007
Ahmed Bashir Kunta (Ahmed Bachir Kounta)
Ahmed Bashir Kunta (Ahmed Bachir Kounta)
Ahmed Bashir Kunta (Ahmed Bachir Kounta)
Ahmed Bashir Kunta (Ahmed Bachir Kounta)

Date: January 2007
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)

Date: January 2007
Mr. Sadio Dembélé
Mr. Sadio Dembélé
Mr. Sadio Dembélé
Mr. Sadio Dembélé

Date: April 7, 2007
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)

Date: April 7, 2007
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)

Date: April 7, 2007
Pilgrims Doussou Sangare and Fatoumata Soucko
Pilgrims Doussou Sangare and Fatoumata Soucko
Pilgrims Doussou Sangare and Fatoumata Soucko
Pilgrims Doussou Sangare and Fatoumata Soucko

Date: April 7, 2007
Khalif El Haj Mame Buh during 2007 pilgrimage
Date: April 7, 2007
Malian pilgrims
Malian pilgrims
Malian pilgrims
Malian pilgrims

Date: April 2007
Mauritanian pilgrims
Mauritanian pilgrims
Mauritanian pilgrims
Mauritanian pilgrims

Date: April 2007
Group of Malian pilgrims
Group of Malian pilgrims
Group of Malian pilgrims
Group of Malian pilgrims

Date: April 2007
Mauritanian pilgrims
Mauritanian pilgrims
Mauritanian pilgrims
Mauritanian pilgrims

Date: April 2007
Madame Mariame Koné
Madame Mariame Koné
Madame Mariame Koné
Madame Mariame Koné

Date: April 2007
Women pilgrims in Ndiassane
Women pilgrims in Ndiassane
Women pilgrims in Ndiassane
Women pilgrims in Ndiassane

Date: April 2007
Malian pilgrim
Malian pilgrim
Malian pilgrim
Malian pilgrim

Date: April 2007
Malian damask cloth
Malian damask cloth
Malian damask cloth
Malian damask cloth

Date: April 2007
At the mosque in Ndiassane
At the mosque in Ndiassane
At the mosque in Ndiassane
At the mosque in Ndiassane

Date: April 2007
Food preparation
Food preparation
Food preparation
Food preparation

Date: April 2007
Pilgrims in Ndiassane
Pilgrims in Ndiassane
Pilgrims in Ndiassane
Pilgrims in Ndiassane

Date: April 2007
Women's Association Sign
Women's Association Sign
Women's Association Sign
Women's Association Sign

Date: April 2007
Gathering of Buh Kunta followers
Gathering of Buh Kunta followers
Gathering of Buh Kunta followers
Gathering of Buh Kunta followers

Date: July 7, 2007
Gathering of Buh Kunta disciples
Gathering of Buh Kunta disciples
Gathering of Buh Kunta disciples
Gathering of Buh Kunta disciples

Date: July 7, 2007
Shaykhs Bintuh Jaara & Konimba Jaara
Shaykhs Bintuh Jaara & Konimba Jaara
Shaykhs Bintuh Jaara & Konimba Jaara
Shaykhs Bintuh Jaara & Konimba Jaara

Date: July 2007
Shaykh Bintuh Jaara (Bintou Diara)
Shaykh Bintuh Jaara (Bintou Diara)
Shaykh Bintuh Jaara (Bintou Diara)
Shaykh Bintuh Jaara (Bintou Diara)

Date: July 2007
Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)
Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)
Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)
Shaykh Mamadu Mbodj (Cheikh Mamadou Mbodj)

Date: August 2007
Area of former springs (séanes)
Area of former springs (séanes)
Area of former springs (séanes)
Area of former springs (séanes)

Date: December 2007
Fields outside Ndiassane
Fields outside Ndiassane
Fields outside Ndiassane
Fields outside Ndiassane

Date: December 2007
Rock near Ndiassane
Rock near Ndiassane
Rock near Ndiassane
Rock near Ndiassane

Date: December 2007
Path leading to area of former séanes
Path leading to area of former séanes
Path leading to area of former séanes
Path leading to area of former séanes

Date: December 2007
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta legacy (4)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta legacy (4)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta legacy (4)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta legacy (4)

Date: 2007
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 1
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 1
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 1
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 1

Date: 2007
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (2)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (2)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (2)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (2)

Date: 2007
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (1)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (1)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (1)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (1)

Date: 2007
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 2
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 2
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 2
Buh Khalifa Kunta (Bou Khalifa Kounta) 2

Date: 2007
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (3)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (3)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (3)
Shaykh Buh Njaay (Cheikh Bou Ndiaye) (3)

Date: 2007
Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)
Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)
Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)
Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)

Date: January 1, 2008
Shaykh Buh al-Bekkai Kunta (Cheikh Bou al-Bécaye Kounta)
Shaykh Buh al-Bekkai Kunta (Cheikh Bou al-Bécaye Kounta)
Shaykh Buh al-Bekkai Kunta (Cheikh Bou al-Bécaye Kounta)
Shaykh Buh al-Bekkai Kunta (Cheikh Bou al-Bécaye Kounta)

Date: January 2008
Warc 266, El Haj Shaykh Bou Kounta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)
Warc 266, El Haj Shaykh Bou Kounta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)
Warc 266, El Haj Shaykh Bou Kounta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)
Warc 266, El Haj Shaykh Bou Kounta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)

Date: January 2008
Warc 265, El Haj Shaykh Buh Kunta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)
Warc 265, El Haj Shaykh Buh Kunta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)
Warc 265, El Haj Shaykh Buh Kunta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)
Warc 265, El Haj Shaykh Buh Kunta Jamm (El Hadj Cheikh Bou Kounta Thiam)

Date: January 2008
Soxna Astuh Kunta (Sokhna Astou Kounta)
Soxna Astuh Kunta (Sokhna Astou Kounta)
Soxna Astuh Kunta (Sokhna Astou Kounta)
Soxna Astuh Kunta (Sokhna Astou Kounta)

Date: August 2011
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (3)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (3)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (3)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (3)

Date: 2011
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (1)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (1)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (1)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (1)

Date: 2011
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (2)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (2)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (2)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta Guest Residence (2)

Date: 2011
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)

Date Range: 2000-2009
El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta (Mame Bou Mamadou Kounta)

Date Range: 2000-2009
Khalif Sidy Yakhya Kunta with Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)
Khalif Sidy Yakhya Kunta with Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)
Khalif Sidy Yakhya Kunta with Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)
Khalif Sidy Yakhya Kunta with Shaykh Mussa Jaxate (Moussa Diakhate)

Date Range: 1980-1989
Sons and main followers of Shaykh Buh Kunta
Sons and main followers of Shaykh Buh Kunta
Sons and main followers of Shaykh Buh Kunta
Sons and main followers of Shaykh Buh Kunta

Date Range: 1910-1919
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)
El Haj Mamadu Kunta (El Hadj Mamadou Kounta)

Date Range: 1970-1979
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta (Sidi Lamine Kounta)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta (Sidi Lamine Kounta)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta (Sidi Lamine Kounta)
Khalif Sidi Lamin Kunta (Sidi Lamine Kounta)

Date Range: 1970-1979
Khalif Shaykh Buh Mohamed Kunta (Cheikh Bou Mohamed Kounta)
Khalif Shaykh Buh Mohamed Kunta (Cheikh Bou Mohamed Kounta)
Khalif Shaykh Buh Mohamed Kunta (Cheikh Bou Mohamed Kounta)
Khalif Shaykh Buh Mohamed Kunta (Cheikh Bou Mohamed Kounta)

Date Range: 2000-2009