Serigne Abdoul Aziz Sy Al-Amine, Khalif General of the Tijanniya brotherhood in Tivaoune has passed away early Friday morning, 22nd September, 2017.
The late Kalif General widely known as Al-Amine has served as Khalif General of the Tijanniya brotherhood for 6 months.
He died at the age of 90 in his religious home town of Tivaoune in Senegal.
Son of Serigne Babacarr Sy, first Kalif General of Mawdo Malick Sy, the late Serigne Abdoul Aziz Sy Al-Amine was the spokesperson of the Tijanniya brotherhood in Tivaoune for many years until March 2017 when he succeeded his late brother Cheikh Ahmad Tidiane Sy Al –Macktoum who passed away on 15th March this year.
Serigne Mbaye Sy Mansour was officially appointed as the new voice (spokesperson) of the Tijanniya brotherhood in Tivaoune on 17th March 2017 when the late Al-Amine Sy became the 6th Kalif General of the Tijanniya brotherhood.
Meanwhile, the Senegalese president, Macky Sall who was in New York attending the 72nd Ordinary Session of the UN General Assembly is expected to arrive later today in Tivaoune upon his return from the US.
He will join thousands of Muslims from the West African sub-region and beyond to mourn the demise of the Tijanniya Kalif General.