Touba: Khalif Sidy Moctar dies, Khalif Serign takes over

Thursday, January 11, 2018

It is in August 2007 that the new guide, so-called Khalif general of Murides, Serigne Mountakha Mbacké, with the disappearance of his older brother Serigne Moustapha Bassirou emerged from the shadows. Previously, he had remained discreet, anonymous and completely at the service of his predecessor. He was only seen on the days of Tobaski when he went out to direct the prayers at Diourbel.

The new Khalif General of the Mourids is a farmer who has fields in several corners of Senegal and mainly in DarouSalam Typ. For him, the Ndigel (the order of the religious guide) are to be executed first. That’s what earned him the trust of Serigne Saliou Mbacké, Serigne Mouhamadou Lamine Barra Mbacké and Serigne Sidi Mokhtar Mbacké. The latter will make him his right arm. He represented him in many places and in many circumstances. History will remember that it was through Serigne Mountakha that SerigneSidi Mokhtar closed the cemeteries located to the east of the Great Mosque and opened Bakhiya (new cemetey in Touba). History will also remember as the one who proceeded to the laying of the first stone: two new minarets of the mosque, the mosque of Gouye-Mouride.

His faith for Serigne Touba is unparalleled. When he speaks of the Holy Man, his voice shakes as if the words at hand are not enough to express his thoughts. The words, in fact, have never been enough for the master of Darou to tell the world’s Muslims who was Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba.

In the mosque of Darou Minane that he himself completed, a crowd was created to wish him a long life at the head of the Murid brotherhood.

Author: Amadou Barry in Dakar
Source: Picture: SerigneMountakhaMbacké the new murid brotherhood Guide