myAfrica BETA

People

User Guidelines | Account/Register | Get Help

myAfrica is an open resource. Most profiles, such as this one, are editable by logged in users. You may block editing access to a profile of yourself that you create if you wish.

Serigne Saliou Mbacké
Serigne Saliou Mbacké

Senegal

Serigne Saliou Mbacké was the fifth Caliph of the Mouride brotherhood and is generally accredited as growing the Sufi Islamic group from over a million to an extensive international network.


More by user: wmarsh
Created: 2nd May 2008
Modified: 3rd Jul 2008
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Other
Employer:
Mouride Brotherhood
Position:
Caliph
Working primarily in:
Senegal

Description of Work:
Serigne Saliou Mbacké was the fifth Caliph of the Mouride brotherhood and is generally accredited as growing the Sufi Islamic group from over a million to an extensive international network.

The last surviving son of Chiekh Ahamadou Bamba Mbacké, the founder of the Mourides, Saliou Mbacké was born in May 1915. He assumed the role of caliph in the late 1980's when his older brother died.

Mbacké was well known for his political influence and economic weight in Senegal, an important player in regional and African politics. After winning his 2000 election, President Abdoulaye Wade went to Touba, the capital of the Mourides, to pray. Wade named Mbacké as his spiritual adviser. The Mourides' emphasis on hard work and commitment to community facilitated Mbacké's efforts to transition the failing agricultural efforts to economic engagement based on international trade from everywhere from New York and Paris and Dubai and Hong Kong.

Mbacké is seceded by Ahamadou Bamba's oldest grandson Mouhamadou Lamine Bara Mbacké. 
Biographical Information
Serigne Saliou Mbacké
(At a Glance)
Place of Origin: Senegal



Read comments. Write your own.

People :  Serigne Saliou Mbacké

Serigne Saliou Mbacké was the fifth Caliph of the Mouride brotherhood and is generally accredited as growing the Sufi Islamic group from over a million...

Please help contribute to the increased value of this community resource by reviewing this profile and the person profiled. Do not hesitate to be the first to write a review.

Author: sussanmorgan
Fri Nov 27 14:57:12 2009

This post was deleted because it contravenes AllAfrica's commenting guidelines.


More People

Senegal, Soccer
Senegal, Education, Cote d'Ivoire
Other, Senegal
United Kingdom, Senegal
Senegal, Soccer