Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

The most senior member of the Khalifs General: Shaykh Buh Muhamed Kunta called home to God

The most senior member of the Khalifs General: Shaykh Buh Muhamed Kunta called home to God
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This article reports the passing of Shaykh Buh Muhammed Kunta and his burial at 5am on April 30, 2006. It notes that the late khalif was the 5th khalif of the Kunta family and the last of the sons of founder Shaykh Buh Kunta to occupy the khalifate. Faithful from all parts of the country streamed to Ndiassane to pay their last respects. A sad event for the entire country, his departure also brought many Islamic leaders to Ndiassane, including Serigne Abdul Aziz Sy Jr. and Serigne Maudo Abdul Aziz as representatives of the Khalif General of the Tijaniyya, and Serigne Saliu Ture, the representative of the spiritual leader of the Murids in Thies. In funeral orations and condolences, the deceased was remembered as a distinguished scholar of Islamic thought.
Shaykh Buh's designated successor, El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu, will be the first of the founder's grandsons to become khalif.


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The most senior member of the Khalifs General: Shaykh Buh Muhamed Kunta called home to God
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Description: This article reports the passing of Shaykh Buh Muhammed Kunta and his burial at 5am on April 30, 2006. It notes that the late khalif was the 5th khalif of the Kunta family and the last of the sons of founder Shaykh Buh Kunta to occupy the khalifate. Faithful from all parts of the country streamed to Ndiassane to pay their last respects. A sad event for the entire country, his departure also brought many Islamic leaders to Ndiassane, including Serigne Abdul Aziz Sy Jr. and Serigne Maudo Abdul Aziz as representatives of the Khalif General of the Tijaniyya, and Serigne Saliu Ture, the representative of the spiritual leader of the Murids in Thies. In funeral orations and condolences, the deceased was remembered as a distinguished scholar of Islamic thought.
Shaykh Buh's designated successor, El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu, will be the first of the founder's grandsons to become khalif.
Date: May 3, 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Ndiassane, Thies, Senegal
Format: Text/jpeg
Language: French
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Centre d'Etudes des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information (University Cheikh Anta Diop School of Journalism); Toba Diagne Haidara and Maria Grosz-Ngate; Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Maria Grosz-Ngate; Matrix
Archive: Centre d'Etudes des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information (CESTI), Dakar
Source: Le Soleil, May 3, 2006