The day has come again, to celebrate Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke day in Raleigh. We will start the event with an exposition on Life and Legacy of the Cheikh at the Raleigh Convention Center and hold a conference in the evening, click on the read article for more details.
Omar Ibn Said spent much of his life as a slave on a Bladen County plantation, but some claimed he was reared as a Muslim prince in Africa.
The deeply religious man lived a life of celebrity, the subject of national newspaper and magazine stories despite his lowly status in the antebellum South.
Said (who last name also is spelled Sayyid, Saeed and Sa'id) is believed to have come to the United States in 1807, shortly before the foreign slave trade ceased.
At the evocation of Shaykh Abdul Qadr Mbacke, the forth caliph of Murids from 1989 to 1990 a shared sense stands: bitterness. The Murid community cannot depart from the feeling, conviction that it has been deprived too soon of a foster father so generous in favours, and benefits of all kinds.