Failed Islamic States in Senegambia

David Robinson

Ahmad's Plea to the Sultan of Morocco

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The Reign Of Ahmad Al-Kabir
Creator: Ahmad al-Kabir
Description: English translation from the French of excerpts of a letter written by Ahmad al-Kabir to the Sultan of Morocco in May 1893, as the French are moving in to his last capital, Bandiagara, and he and his followers are preparing to flee to the east. Ahmad makes a last appeal to Morocco to intervene to save the Dar al-Islam of West Africa.
Date: May 31, 1893
Date Range: 1890-1899
Location: Bandiagara, Mali
Format: Text/jpeg
Language: French
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Anonymous translator from Arabic into French
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source: Government General of Algeria, 22 H 36, packet of letters dated 4 April 1895. A copy of the Arabic text and the English translation can be found in John Hanson and David Robinson, eds. and trans., After the Jihad: the Reign of Ahmad al-Kabir in the Western Sudan. Michigan State University Press, 1991. Pages 243-8, 392-9.