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Renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Yusuf Ali dies at 73


Kano Islamic scholar Sheikh Yusuf Ali has died at the age of 73.

His death was announced by his son, Muslihu Yusuf Ali, on Facebook on Sunday night.

Born in Gaya town, Kano State, in 1950, Sheikh Yusuf Ali began his legal career in 1974 as a Sharia Court Scribe. 

He rose through the ranks to become Chief Clerk, Assistant Registrar, Registrar, Upper Sharia Court Judge, and Director at the Upper Sharia Court. He retired in 2009 and continued with Islamic teachings and offering spiritual healing.

Sheikh Yusuf Ali was a respected figure in the Kano community and his death is a great loss. 

His funeral will take place at his residence in the Tudun Maliki quarters at 1:30 pm on Monday.


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