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Serigne Mor Kayre
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The material consists of Wolof Ajami poems (Wolofal) by Serigne Mor Kayre (1869-1951). The material is written in black ink. There are also insertions of Arabic words and phrases, including in openings and closings. The collection contains discussions on the qualities of Prophet Muhammad, the qualities of a genuine Murid disciple, discussions on the Tijaniyya and Qadiriyya Sufi orders, as well as recommendations for Murid disciples and their leaders. Serigne Mor Kayre (1869-1951) was one of the earliest Murid Ajami scholars and poets. He was a member of the Tijaniyya Sufi order before becoming a Murid disciple when he met Ahmadou Bamba. His work includes eulogies of some Murid leaders, praises of Prophet Muhammad and Ahmadou Bamba's teachings, and devotional Sufi poetry, among others. His work has helped to disseminate Bamba's teachings and the Murid work ethics among the Wolof masses. His poetry has generated some Sufi songs, some of which are available on the internet today. Serigne Mor Kayre is the author and scribe of the 2 original pages, but the copyist of the 74 photocopied pages of the work is unknown. Mame Mor Kayre, the owner of the materials, is named after his grandfather Serigne Mor Kayre (1869-1951), the author the materials. He was born in 1978 in Khombole in the region of Thies. Mame Mor Kayre is currently a quranic teacher in Touba-Darou Khoudoss, Senegal. He received the materials from his older half-brother called Khadim Kayre, a quranic teacher and writer living in Dakar, Senegal. Digitized on 27 November 2011. The 74 handwritten pages copied are readable, but the 2 original pages are difficult to read due to their age.
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 two 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)