By Aisar Fagge
A renowned Kano-based Islamic cleric, Chief Imam of Ansarisunnah Mosque, Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, has paid tribute to the late Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Bamba (popularly known as Dr. Ahmad BUK) who passed on on Friday morning, 7-1-2022 after a brief illness.
The Daily Reality has reported how the funeral prayer of Dr. Ahmad saw thousands of attendees amidst tears and condolences that were rained both online and offline.
At his Adabul Mufrad lesson, Sheikh Daurawa said, “This is the day we should all pray for him and may God reward him for his service to Islam. People know his with “ƙala haddathana.” He spent all his life seeking and imparting knowledge. Those of us that have been with him know the kind of struggle he had—in Madinah while seeking for knowledge and his coming to BUK since 90s.”
Sheikh Daurawa added: “Allah blessed him (Dr. BUK) with the patience to impart knowledge. He was able to spend over 30 years teaching Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nisa’i and Ibn Majah—these are the books called Kutubu as-Sittah. He also taught Muwaɗɗa Malik, Sunan Darimi and died while teaching Sharhus-Sunnah of Imam Al- Bagawy. We, therefore, have nothing to give to the doctor except to pray to Allah to accept all his deeds. And may Allah grant him Jannah.”
“His passing on on Friday where thousands of people attended his funeral prayer were indicators that he was blessed.”
The cleric recalled how Dr Ahmad facilitated in buying him his first car [Toyota], Gombe tafsir and gave him several gifts.
“Dr likes to see me wearing a turban. He rounded my head with it several times. There was also a time I went to him without it. He asked Prof. Ahmad Murtala to wear it for me,” Daurawa concluded.