By Aliyu Dangida
Renowned Islamic scholar in Kano, Sheikh Yusuf Ali (Sarkin Malaman Gaya), has died at the age of 73.
His death was announced by his politician son, Muslihu Yusuf Ali, in a Facebook post on 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 at the Upper Sharia Court.
He retired in 2009 and continued with Islamic teachings and offering spiritual healings.
His funeral (Jana’iza) will take place at his residence of Tudun Maliki quarters by 1:30pm Monday (today).