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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)
The Banadir Jurist and Scholar Shaykh Muhammad al-Maqdishawi (648/1250-718/1318)

Some of the greatest mashā'ikh of Hadīth—such as Shams al-Dīn al-Dhahabī (673/1274–748/1348), Zayn al-Dīn al-‘Irāqī (725/1325–806/1404), Ibn Nāsir al-Dīn al-Dimishqī (777/1375–842/1438), Taqī al-Dīn al-Maqrīzī (764/1364–845/1442), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalanī (773/1372– 852/1449), Shams al-Dīn al-Sakhāwī (831/1428–902/1497),

The Banadir Jurist and Scholar Shaykh Muhammad al-Maqdishawi (648/1250-718/1318)
History of the Chinese in Barawa

Zheng He (1371 to 1435)We owe the first eye-witness account of Brava to the Chinese travellers of the early fifteenth century. The Chinese fleet, under the leadership of Admiral Cheng Ho (also known as Zeng He), undertook several voyages to the Western Indian Ocean from 1417 to 1431, (Filesi, 1975).

History of the Chinese in Barawa

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Barawa

The Origins of Barawa

Overview Barawa is located in the Southwest of Somalia, and southernmost city of the Banadir coast. It lies approximately 200km south of Mogadishu and 100km

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