Bou Mouhamed Kounta
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Bou Mouhamed Kounta, known as Bou Khalifa Kounta, is a member of the Kounta family of the Qadiriyya Sufi order. He studied in the daaras [Qur’anic schools] in Senegal before completing his secondary studies in Fez, Morocco. After high school, he studied law at Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh. Upon returning to Senegal, he began his career as an Arabic teacher. Kounta is very engaged in the Qadiriyya order and serves as a spokesperson for the Khalifa. He is also active in interfaith work through his engagement with the Cadre des Religieux pour la Santé et le Développement (Association of Religious Leaders for Health and Development).