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Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Ali, dies

Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Ali, dies

A Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Ali, has died at the age of 73.

His death was announced by his son, Muslihu, in a Facebook post Sunday night.

Born in 1950 in Gaya town of Kano State, the late Islamic scholar began his legal career in 1974 as a Sharia court scribe, and rose through the ranks to become chief clerk, assistant registrar, registrar, Upper Sharia Court judge and director of at the Upper Sharia Court.

He retired in 2009 and continued with Islamic teachings and offering spiritual healings.

His burial rites (Jana’iza) will take place at his residence at the Tudun Maliki quarters by 1:30 pm on Monday.

Ustaz Yusuf Ali dedicated his life to the study and dissemination of Islamic knowledge, and has made significant contributions to the field of Islamic education and scholarship.

He grew up in a religious family that emphasized the importance of Islamic education. From a young age, he showed a keen interest in studying the Quran and Hadith, the sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

He began his formal education at a local Islamic school, where he learned the basics of Arabic language and Islamic studies.

Ustaz Yusuf Ali was not only a scholar but also an active member of the Kano community. He has been involved in various initiatives aimed at promoting social welfare and community development. He has worked tirelessly to address issues such as poverty, education, and healthcare within the local Muslim population.


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Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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