Practices make concepts
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In the realm of environmentalism, such holistic principles make it a lifestyle for Cheikh Abdoulahi Borom Deur Bi.
The birth of a concept: Son of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba, cantor and Servant of the Prophet and Sokhna Fatima Al Kubra, Borom DeurBi, whose real name is Sheikh Abdoulahi Shahban was born one day in the year 1327H Darou Rahman commonly known as Thiéyène Djolof in 1908. On the occasion of his birth, his revered father wrote a poem called Minal Hakha "the truth has emerged from the Truth (God)", referring to the Holy Qur'an. Suddenly, he announced the birth of a saint who will combine all the virtues of the Holy Qur'an and whose existence is synonymous of prosperity and greenery.
"Through him we parted from enemies, doubt and tests. And it is through him that we were given the green after the vanishing of scarcity."
Qualifications: After the Quranic school, he was entrusted with Serigne Abdou Rahman Ndame Lo. After his education and apprenticeship to the religious and spiritual life, with an extraordinary intelligence and a fertile memory, he completed his studies with his father Khadimou Rasul. This period was very fruitful. All the foundations and principles of Sufism were instilled in Cheikh Abdoulahi. Well ahead of his time, more than anyone else, he heightened the thought of his father. Based on the tradition of the Prophet (PBUH) who said, "work in mundane life as you would never die and work for the thereafter as if you were going to die tomorrow", he managed a perfectly harmonious symbiosis between the spiritual and the temporal.
His work: "The earth contains an incalculable wealth at the disposal of any mortal who demonstrates care for it".