Transfer of Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Muslim Ethiopia: The Library of al-Šayḫ al-Ḥāǧǧ Ḥabīb from Wällo

Keywords: Islam, Islam in Africa, Arabic manuscripts, Islamic literary tradition

Abstract

Although Muslims in Ethiopia are a large part of the total population, nevertheless, their literary tradition and their cultural heritage have, until the present, hardly been studied by the academic community. The present article aims to shed light on the Islamic manuscript tradition in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by focus-ing on several codices owned by al-Šayḫ Ḥabīb, a renowned scholar and respected walī from Wällo, in north-eastern Ethiopia.

Author Biography

Adday Hernández López, University of Copenhagen

Postdoc researcher

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Published online
2018-03-28
How to Cite
Hernández López, A. (2018). Transfer of Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Muslim Ethiopia: The Library of al-Šayḫ al-Ḥāǧǧ Ḥabīb from Wällo. Aethiopica, 20(1), 106–128. https://doi.org/10.15460/aethiopica.20.1.1009
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