A prominent Islamic scholar has passed away.
Sheikh Yusuf Ali (Sarkin Malaman Gaya), based in Kano, dies at the age of 73. The news was shared on Facebook by his son, Muslihu Yusuf Ali, stating that the cleric died on Sunday night.
Born in 1950 in Gaya town of Kano State, Sheikh Yusuf Ali began his legal career in 1974 as a Sharia Court Scribe. He climbed the ranks, holding positions such as Chief Clerk, Assistant Registrar, Registrar, Upper Sharia Court Judge, and Director at the Upper Sharia Court. He retired in 2009 and continued his work in Islamic teachings.
His funeral rites (Jana’iza) are scheduled to take place at Murtala Mosque, Tudun Maliki quarters, at 1:30 pm on Monday.