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Fallou Mbacké

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Serigne Mouhamadou Mbacké Fadl (1888 – 1968) is the second caliph of Mourids.  He succeeded Serigne Mouhamadou Moustapha Mbacké.  He is the son of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba who is the founder of Mouridism. 

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His mother Sohna Awa Bousso belongs to a family of great scholars who provided Touba with several imams.  Serigne Fallou was born on 27 June 1888 at Darou Salam on the anniversary of the ascension of Prophet Muhamma.  The Magal Kazu Rajab which marks its anniversary is a well-known event, which is attended by hundreds of thousands disciples.  Many people who live with the conviction that it is sufficient to use Serigne Fallou seven times for the fulfillment of their desires. 

His eldest son is Serigne Modou Bousso Dieng.  He inherited his father’s nickname “Na am soft soul, Doufi am dou am”.  Serigne Fallou is credited with having all his prayers answered as if giving orders to the elements.  He had very emotional relationships with individuals.  His mausoleum is one of the most visited in the Great Mosque of Touba. 

With the ndigueul under his father and guide, Serigne Fallou founded several villages Ndindy (1913) Bogorel (1914), Mbepp (1930), Medina Bobo (1932), Khayane (1938), Touba Medina (1948), Nayroul Marame (1952) Aliyeu (1950) Touba Sourang (1961) Touba Bogo (1962).  He was a great builder and a great farmer.  He founded the famous market ‘Occasse’ in the holy city of Touba.  His son Serigne Mouhamadou Lamine Bara Mbacké also became a caliph of the Mourids.  Serigne Fallou died on the night of 6 August 1968 plunging the Mourid world into unprecedented grief.

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