Kairo Radio today digs into the life and legacy of a Great Man. El-hadji Karan Madiba Diaby’s legacy continues to be celebrated 24 years after he passed away.
The Great Caliph of Kandialon village in Southern Senegal lived and died for the people who still have personal attachment to him. His talibes [students] and disciplines continue to organize prayer sessions for Karan Madiba Diaby.
Karan Madiba, the grandson of Great Karamba Touba Diaby of Futa Touba in Guinea Conakry, was born in Bissau-Guinea in 1905. Karan Madiba, the only child of Karan Bouharri Diaby, was moved to Jarra Sutukung where his uncle, Karang Sambou Lamin Diabbie became his mentor and teacher.
After completing his education, Karan Madiba and his talibes moved Kandialon in 1936. He spent his entire life educating and helping people. He had over 300 talibes from the Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Bissau and Mauritania.
“Our Caliph was not an ordinary Man of God; his generousity and love for everyone, particularly his talibes, made him an outstanding and special,” concurred his Holland-based loyal talibe Mustapha Sawo.
“He loved and treated us like his children,” said another talibe of France. El-Hadji Cisse said “Karan Madiba believed in his uncle’s statement that a talibe is a lovely son who must be treated well.”
Both Mustapha and Alhagie said they have been bonded by the late Caliph. “Our hearts have been attached to Kandialon mainly due to what the Caliph had done for us. We owe him and his family a lot, which is why we have since been organizing prayer sessions for him in France and Senegal,” said Mustapha.
Karan Madiba, who was succeeded to the throne by his first son Karang Salimeena Diabbie, was a person who believed that all humans are equal and must therefore be respected. “He loves and respects his neighbours at all times,” Mr. Sawo said.
During his lifetime, Karan Madiba admired the truth, uprightness and education. He hated falsehood and kept asking his talibes to tell the truth even if they kill a person.
The Great Caliph had authored so many books which are on the verge of being printed.
This year’s dual ziarrah [prayer sessions] in France and Holland are scheduled for March 15 and April 12, respectively.
For any information on both sessions, Mustapha Sawo can be contacted on +33-785-247-835.
El-hadji Karan Madiba Diaby’s history is being run on Kairo Radio today thanks to El-Hadji Cisse and Mustapha Sawo.