In the northern quarter stands the great mosque founded by Sidi Okba ibn Nafi, and containing his shrine and the tombs of many rulers of Tunisia.
Seven readers are generally reckoned chief authorities, but for practical purposes this number was continually reduced in process of time; so that at present only two " readingstyles " are in actual use, - the common style of Hafs, and that of Nafi'; which prevails in Africa to the west of Egypt.
Nafi ` and the foundation of Kairawan, where the great mosque still bears his name.
Their caliph, Nafi ` b.
Nafi ` through north Africa and the foundation of Kairawan, his successor Qais b.