Ismaila A sabo Hadejia

Ismaila A sabo Hadejia
(1)Wannan dai shine Hotona, wadda Idonku yake kallona. (2) Bayan na tafi gun Sarkina, zaku tuna ni watan wata rana. (3) In wani yayi kiran sunana, sai ku cane Allah yaji kaina. (4) Koda zakuyi jimamina, sai ku yimin addu'ah bayana. Marigayi Aliyu Akilu.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


In 1979, Bamanga Tukur was the Governor of
the defunct Gongola State (now Adamawa &
Taraba) and 33 years after he is today the
Chairman of the ruling Party, The PDP; Dr. Bello
Halliru was commissioner in the Old Sokoto
State (now Sokoto, Kebbi & Zamfara) and 33
years after he is today Minister of Defence;
Major General David Mark (rtd) was the
military governor of Niger State in 1984 and
28 years after he is today the Senate
President; Gov. Murtala Nyako was the
governor of Niger State in 1976 and 36 years
after he is today the Governor of Adamawa
State; Ogbonnaya Onu was governor of Abia
State in 1992 and 20 years after he is today
the National Chairman of ANPP; Gov. David
Jonah Jang was the governor of Benue State
in 1985 and 27 years after he is today the
governor of plateau state; and Martins Elechi
the Ebonyi State Governor is over 80 years
old! Only in Nigeria is this possible, where the
youth of today have no hope into the future!


1) HIS EARLY CHILDHOOD : Late Sheikh Ja’afar
Mahmud Adam was born on February 12,
1960 in the ancient city of Daura in present
day Katsina State. He started learning his
Qur’anic education from Malam Haruna, the
husband of his elder sister. From there he
was taken to Fagge town in Kano in 1978,
where he began the memorization of the Holy
Qur’an under the guidance of Malam
His thirst for knowledge took him further to
an Arabic Institution which was under the
Egyptian Cultural Centre, situated at Bello
Dandago Road, Kano in 1981. He was, within
the same period, attending an Adult
Education School, situated at Shahuci. He
usually attended the Arabic Institution at
noon and the Adult Education School in the
In 1984, he was admitted into the
Government Teachers’ College, Gwale, Kano.
He graduated in 1988 and in 1989, he
secured admission into the prestigious
Islamic University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia,
where he studied for three years and
graduated in 1993. Some of the famous
scholars that taught Sheikh Ja’afar include
Sheikh Abdul Rafi’i, Dr. Mahmud Abdul Haliq
and Dr. Khald As-Sabat.
When he returned from Saudi Arabia, he got
admitted in the Bayero University, Kano. He
however could not finish the programme due
to some reasons. But nevertheless, he had his
second degree from the International
University of Africa in Sudan.
Teaching and Da'awah Activities
Upon his return from Madinah, Sheikh Ja’afar
set up the Usman Bin Affan Centre which
became autonomous in 1995. There, Shaikh
Ja'afar taught various subjects like Tafsirul
Qur’an (Qur’anic commentary) every Friday
between Maghrib and Isha prayers, Nahwu
on Saturdays between 8:00am and 9:30am,
Sirah on Sundays at the famous Almuntada
Mosque in Dorayi where he also leads Jumuah
prayers, and Tafsir at the Beirut Mosque, and
various other subjects at various schools and
institutions across the country.
He also conducted Tafsir annually in
Maiduguri during Ramadhan. He was also the
head of the Usman Bin Affan Islamic Trust. At
various times, he represented Nigeria
internationally in Qur’anic recitation
competitions where he emerged victorious
and did the nation proud. He is a member of
the "Ulama Consultative Forum" in Zamfara
and Bauchi states. He also presented various
Islamic programmes on radio and television
stations like Radio Kaduna, Bauchi Radio
Corporation, CTV Kano, DITV Kaduna, NTA
Borno, OITV Damaturu, and NTA Yola, among
Friday, 13th April 2007, at around 5:30am,
Shaikh Ja'afar fell to the bullets of suspected
hired assassins while leading the Subhi
prayer at the Dorayi Juma’at Mosque. The
assassins, numbering about five, shot Shaikh
Ja'afar at close range tearing his chest and
abdomen, as reported in the media. Soon
after the incident he was immediately rushed
to the Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
(AKTH) where he died before he could receive
medical attention.
It was also reported that the gunmen had
earlier stopped at his former mosque at
Gadon Kaya before they finally caught up with
him at the Dorayi mosque where he was
Shaikh Ja'afar died at 45 and was survived by
three wives and five children. Truly, the
Ummah has lost a gem but the worst losers
are his killers. We pray to Allah (SWT) in His
Infinite Mercy to forgive Shaikh's sins, accepts
all his good deeds and grant him jannatul
firdaus, ameen.