Senegal: Tijaniya brotherhood leader dies
The death has been confirmed of the caliph of the Tijaniya brotherhood of Tivaouane in Senegal.
Sheikh Ahmed Tidiane Sy, passed away late on Wednesday at the age of 91, local media reported on Thursday.
He was installed as caliph in December 2012 shortly after the death of his brother Serigne Mansour Sy, and made rare public appearances during his stewardship of the brotherhood.
He communicated through his younger brother Abdoul Aziz Sy.
An outstanding orator and preacher, Sheikh Ahmed Tidiane Sy was an erudite scholar not only of Islam and other religions, but also held a well-informed world view.