Jamhuri Cheikh Amadou Bamba Wht T-shirt
Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, "THE MESSENGER" 1850–1927
Also known as Sëriñ Tuubaa or "Sheikh of Tuubaa", was a Sufi religious leader in Senegal and the founder of the large Mouride Brotherhood (the Muridiyya).
Ahmadou Bamba founded the Mouride brotherhood in 1883, and its capital is Touba, Senegal, which also serves as the location of the sub-Saharan Africa's largest mosque, which was built by the Mourides.
After his death in 1927, he was buried at the Mosque in Touba.
Every year, millions of Muslims from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Touba (known as the Magal), worshipping at the mosque and honoring the memory of Cheikh Amadou Bamba.
Cheikh Amadou is a pillar in the struggle for independence from the french in Senegal.
We honor his life with this t-shirt featuring Amadou Bamba's only one surviving photograph, in which he wears a flowing white robe and his face is mostly covered by a scarf.
This picture is venerated and reproduced in paintings on walls, buses, taxis, etc. all over Senegal. This photo was originally taken in 1913 by "French colonial authorities". As an art form and spiritual object, Bamba's photograph functions as more than a mere image, rather it is also "a living presence" through which his baraka (Blessings) flows.