Serigne Sidy Mokhtar Mbacke
SEVENTH CALIPH OF MURIDIYA (2010-2018)
The successor of the late Serigne Muhammadu Lamine Bara Mbacké , the seventh caliph of Muridiya is Serigne Sidy Mokhtar Mbacké. He was 86 years old and was famous for his committement to Islam in general and Muridiyya in particular.
Serigne Sidy Moukhtar was a grandson of Shaykh Ahmadu Bamba Mbacké from his father Serigne Bara ibn Khadim-r-Rassul who was the namesake of the late caliph. Shaykh Sidy Muqtar Mbacké was born in 1924 in Mbacké Kadior (district of Daaru Musty), a historic village of the Muridiyya. It is in Mbacké Kadior where his father Serigne Bara Mbacké used to go for his spiritual retreats. Shaykh Sidy Muqtar Mbacké has been trained in the field of mysticism. He was a hard-working man, and the various activities in which he operated such as farming and cattle breeding were proofs of his investments in the work of Serigne Touba. He was until then the second personality of Muridiya, after the late Serigne Muhamadou Lamine Bara Falilu Mbacke.