Samm sa diine ak sa adduna
The entire manuscript is available for download below as a single PDF file. Because of the large size of this manuscript, it is also available in three PDF files. In addition, each page is available as a separate, larger, JPG file. If higher-resolution JP2 files are needed (WARNING: files average 11-14MB in size), please contact email@example.com. Fieldwork Team: Dr. Fallou Ngom (PI), Cheikh Tidiane Fall (Co-applicant), Ablaye Diakite (Researcher), Birane Gassama (Researcher) Technical Team: Roger Brisson (Head of Metadata Services, BU Libraries), Vika Zafrin (Institutional Repository Librarian, BU Libraries), Jack Ammerman (Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access, BU Libraries), and Dr. Peter Quella. This collection of Wolofal (Wolof Ajami) materials is copied as part of the EAP 334 Project (Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal) led by Dr. Fallou Ngom in collaboration with WARA/WARC and Boston University Library. The project is funded by the British Library/Arcadia Endangered Archives. Access Condition and Copyright: The materials are subject to copyright. Access is for research and educational purposes only. Materials are not to be reproduced without written permission. Citation: Materials in this web edition may be cited as: Ngom, Fallou. 2011. African Ajami Library: EAP 334. Digital Preservation of Wolof Ajami Manuscripts of Senegal. Boston: Boston University Library: http://dcommon.bu.edu For Inquires: Please, contact Professor Fallou Ngom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serigne Mbaye Diakhate
This manuscript is a handwritten copy of the original. The original is believed to have been written between 1902 and 1954 by Serigne Mbaye Diakhate. Most of the manuscript is written with black ink, with red ink used for vowels and key words. Purple and green inks are also used to highlight some key words. There are parts in Arabic, especially in prayers, and in opening and closing formulae. The manuscript contains discussions on religious and secular issues. The themes addressed include, among others: prayers against evil and misfortune; prayers for knowledge, strong faith, divine blessings in this world and the afterlife; prayers for good health, good harvest, good rainy season for farmers; and praises of Prophet Muhammad and Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba. Also included are satirical materials such as criticisms directed to false spiritual guides who mislead their followers and the fools who follow them; and warnings against jealousy, Satan's traps, betrayal, talkativeness, laziness, and lack of discipline. The author also stresses the importance of patience, serenity, listening ability, hard work, abiding by the ndigal (instructions), true friendship, perseverance, and self-criticism. The challenges and achievements of several Murid dignitaries are also mentioned, including those of Cheikh Ibrahima Fall, Serigne Mouhammadou Moustapha Mbacke (who served as the first Khalifa of the order), and Serigne Massamba Mbacke, among others. The author uses Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba's teachings, the Wolof local culture, values, realities, and symbols to educate and disseminate Murid ethos among the masses. Digitized on 25 July 2011. Pages are generally readable. Several are missing due to borrowers who never returned them.