SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF SHEIKH ALBANIY ZARIA.

From: Abdullahi Muhammad Auwal

Muhammad Auwal Adam Albaniy Zaria (Sept 1960 – Feb, 2014) was a Nigerian Islamic scholar who specialized in the field of Hadith. Islamic Law, Mass Communication, Telecommunication Engineering and ICT. He was a Tailor at his earlier stage of life of which he usually called himself ‘kwararren tela (Specialized Tailor). He was the first scholar to ascribe the word “Salafiyyah” to the generation of scholars and students of Islamic denomination in Nigeria. Albaniy was considered by many contemporary Nigerian scholars as the greatest Salafi scholar the country had ever produced.
HIS PERSONAL DATA:
Born: 6th Rabi’unith Thani, 1379 A.H. equivalent to 27th September 1960
Died: 01st February, 2014 (Aged 53).
Nationality: Nigerian.
Ethnicity: Hausa/Fulani.
Religion; Islam.
Denomination: Sunni Salafiy.
Main interest(s); Hadeeth studies & ICT.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.

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