Ancient ruined town from the Adal era which houses the tomb of Aw Bube, named in Futuh Al Habasha

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  1. Sosomalis

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    The hero and Patron Saint Aw Bube, born of the Madahweyne branch of the Dir clan family. His tomb is buried in the ancient town of Halua, now famously named after the Patron Saint and hero Aw Bube. Today his tomb lies about 30km west of Borama in the ancient and ruined town across the border in the Awbare district in Ethiopia.

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    Very old photo of the conical shaped tomb of the patron Saint Aw Bube taken by British colonial officers:

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    Name mentioned in Futuh Al Habasha:

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    English colonialist, Richard Burton visiting the tomb of Aw Bube:

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  2. NourUgaas

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    Shaykh Awbube was either Cali Madaluug Dir (Gadabursi) or Madahweyne Gurgura Dir.

    1 or 2 elders claim he was Madigaan Dir but that's false. Your right, most likely he was Gurgura. But he is buried on the holy land of the Gadabursi. The town is actually named after him although it is called Halua.

    His grave has recently been renovated for pilgrims to visit.
     
  3. Kafir

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    Pretty much all the ruins around the town were picked apart and destroyed. Only rubble there now. Not sure about this particular site tbh.
     
  4. NourUgaas

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    I think your getting confused with Camuud.
    Aw Bube is much more preserved. They just recently renovated the grave.
     
  5. Factz

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    All I know is Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn was Dir.

    "Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn is believed to be born in Zeila during the early Adal Kingdom period which he associated with. Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn is a very famous Somali saint figure. He is believed to be the founder and ancestor of the royal family known as Walashma Dynasty that governed both Ifat Sultanate and Adal Sultanate during the middle ages. Shiekh Abi-Bakr Al Alawi, a Harari historian, states in his book that Yusuf bin Ahmad al-Kawneyn was of native and local Dir clan extraction."

    Reference 1: Lewis, I. M (1998). Saints and Somalis: Popular Islam in a Clan-based Society. The Red Sea Press. page. 89.

    Reference 2: Nehemia Levtzion; Randall Pouwels (Mar 31, 2000). The History of Islam in Africa. Ohio University Press. page. 242.

    Reference 3: Quath, Faati (1957). Islam Walbaasha Cabra Taarikh [Islam and Abyssinia throughout history] (in Arabic). Cairo,Egypt.
     
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  6. Young Popeye

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    Not sure if its the same person but there's an Amir named Haboba in the 9th century
     
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    Amir Haboba was a Harari ruler in the 10th or 11th century. Aw Bube was a known Somali saint during the Adal period and who had his own tomb in his own native homeland. They are two different people with two different timeline.
     
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  8. Crow

    Crow Make Hobyo Great Again

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    Am I the only one that finds it funny that we are using grainy black and white photos and vague colonial descriptions of something that is still there?
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    It only takes one person to go there and take HD photos/footage.
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    It's not just a problem with this historical site but for 90% of Somali historical sites. Everyone should make an effort to take good photos of historical sites they encounter whenever they go back home. Otherwise, we will forever be using the same picture for things like the tomb of Sheikh Darood.
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