Somalia, The Death Sentence of Barawa: The Genocide [of 1991]

A city south of Mogadishu devastated, the inhabitants, guilty of affinity ethnic groups with the dictator Siad Bare, massacred, and subjugated. Poisoned fruit of the war of all against all, which gives four years shakes the country, the ordeal of Barawa is continuing, without anyone noticing. Mombasa

Somalia, The Death Sentence of Barawa: The Genocide [of 1991]
Abubakar Salim Abu Deera (1936-2018) – Discovering Famous Bravanese Poets

Abubakar Salim (1936-2018) (also known as "Abu Deera") was a 20-21st century poet born and raised in the City of Barawa, Somalia. He became popular in poetry and shtenzi (Bravanese form of poetry) at an early age where he was requested to recite some poetry in a gathering in Jamaame and Jilib (towns

Abubakar Salim Abu Deera (1936-2018) – Discovering Famous Bravanese Poets
Sheikh Ahmed Haji (died 1900)

Sheikh Ahmed bin Haji was a Banadiri scholar in the late 19th century, he rose to prominence based on his defiance and long resistance against Italian Colonial rule and also being a religious reformer.BiographySheikh Ahmed bin Haji Mahdi bin Amin bin Aweis was born in Hamar presumably in the third decade

Sheikh Ahmed Haji (died 1900)
Sheikh Uways Muhammad al Barawi al Qadiri (1847-1909)

East African Pan-Islamic revival owes much debt to the struggles of the Qadiri leader Shaykh Uways bin Muhammad al-Baraawi. Sheikh Uways was another famous scholar that was born in Barawa, as a young teenager, he studied theological science and philosophy. He later on went and studied with eminent scholars

Sheikh Uways Muhammad al Barawi al Qadiri (1847-1909)
Sheikh Qassim Muhidin Al-Barawi (1878-1922)

Sheikh Qassim al Barawi was born in Barawa from the Raa Waa’ili clan, he was famously known for the many Qasa’id (Religious Poems) he wrote. He was multilingual so wrote poems in both Arabic and Chimbalazi (Barawa language), and Somali, it is said that he was the first to write the standard Bravanese

Sheikh Qassim Muhidin Al-Barawi (1878-1922)

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Your source of information and database for topics related to the Banadir Region, and the Swahili Coast, with the addition of a reading list section where readers can gain access to various historical and rare collections and books written on the Banadir and Swahili Coast.

Biida Clan

Biida Clan

Bida are a clan confederacy based in Barawa, there are seven main groups or clans in Barawa which are called “todobo Tol” (roughly translates to

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