Briefly Biography and Achievement of Dr. Muhammad Sani Umar Rijiyar Lemo

Some are born great. While, others are not born great but they grow or later on turn to be great. Obviously, a look at the profile of an indomitable scholar and gifted writer, "RIJIYAN ILIMI or MALLAMIN MALLAMAI", meaning "SCHOLAR OF
THE SCHOLARS" as majority of scholars and students of knowledge usually and honourably call him because of his God-given vast wealth of islamic knowledge, sharp-wittedness, enthralling eloquence especially in writing and uncommon
wisdom. And, it shows volumes of greatness in erudition with success and achievements.

PERSONAL DATA:

- FULL NAME: Muhammad Sani Umar Musa
Rijiyar Lemo.

- PLACE OF BIRTH: Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

- AL-KUNYA: Abu Abdur-Rahman.

CURRENT STATUS:

- Senior Lecturer, Bayero University Kano (BUK), Kano State.

- Chief Imam, Dorayi Jum’at Mosque, Kano.
- Director, Al-Imam Al-Bukhari Centre For
Research And Translation, Kano.

- Chairman, Sheikh Ja'afar Mahmud Adam Islamic Documentation Center (SJIDC), Kano.

- Chairman, Committee Of The Membership Of The Union Of African Scholars.

SOME OF HIS TEACHERS (SCHOLARS) HOME & ABROAD:

- NIGERIA:

Malam Hamza Adakawa (Akhdari,
Arbauna Hadisan, Ishriniya, Hamziyya etc),.

Mal. Sani Inuwa (Nahwu &
Sarfu).

Mal. Mahbub Abdulkadir Sumaly
(Balaga).

Mal. Bashir Hassan (Adab).

Mal. Aminu Mahe (Tarikh) Among Many Others.

- SAUDI ARABIA:

Sheikh Abdulmuhsin Al-Abbad
(Tauhid).

 Sheikh Ali Abdurrahman Alhuzaifi, Imam
Of Madina (Tauhid).

Sheikh Abdulaziz Abdullatif (Jarh Wattaadil).

 Sheikh Muhammad Matar (Tadwin And Ruwat).

Sheikh Dr. Hafiz Alhakami (Musdalahul
Hadis).

Sheikh Dr.Muhammad Nur Saif
(Musdalahul Hadis).

 Sheikh Dr.Abdussamad
Abid (Musdalahul Hadis)

 Sheikh Dr. Umar
Hawiyya (Tafsir).

 Sheikh Dr. Faihan Almudairi (Fiqh) And Many Others.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

- PhD. In HADITH AND ISLAMIC STUDIES, With Excellent & First Class Upper – 2005
(Islamic University, Madina, Saudi Arabia).
- M.A In HADITH AND ISLAMIC STUDIES, With
Excellent - 2000 (Islamic University, Madina, Saudi Arabia).
- B.A. In HADITH AND ISLAMIC STUDIES With Excellent – 1994 (Islamic University, Madina, Saudi Arabia).

- S.I.S (Senior Islamic Secondary School, With
Distinction – 1989) Govt. Arabic Teachers
College, Gwale, Kano.

- J.I.S (Junior Islamic Secondary School – 1987) Higher Islamic Secondary School, Shahuci, Kano.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:

1. DHAWABIT AL-JARH WAT TA'ADIL INDA AL- HAFIZ AZ-ZAHABI, "The Criteria Of Grading And Degrading Of Hadith Narrators", (M.A Thesis, Published In London, U.K 1995), (Written In
ARABIC: 2 VOLUMES).

2. Editing And Authentication Of AL-IGHRAB By Al-Imam An-Nasa'i, Published By Al-Ma'athir, Madina, K.S.A. 1995), (Written In ARABIC).

3. Editing And Authentication Of AT-TAMYIZ FI TALKHIS TAKHRIJ AHDITH SHARH AL-WAJEEZ, by Al-Hafiz, Published by Adhwa' As-Salaf, Riyadh, K.S.A, 2005, (Written In ARABIC: 7 VOLUMES).

4. AL-MADARASATUL HADISIYYA FIL MAKKAH WAL MADINA, "The School Of Hadith In Makkah And Madinah During The First And Second Centuries And Its Impact On Hadith Sciences".
(PhD Thesis – Published In Darul Minhaj, Riyadh, 2005), (Written In ARABIC: 2 VOLUMES).

5. AT-TA'AQQUBAT LIMA FI SAMARATUN NAZAR MIN AL-SHUBUHAT, "Critical Study On The Book Of Al- Sana'ani titled, "THAMARATUN NAZAR", (Written In ARABIC).

6. SHAHR BIN HAUSHAB: "His Biography And The Different Views Of Islamic Critics On Him": 
(Written in ARABIC), (Madinah, 1999).
7. The Statistic Study Of The Books Of Hadiths.
Related To The Jurisprudence Written By The Scholars Of Shafi'i School Of Law.

8. Critical Study On Ibn Shaheen And His Book:
"MAN EKHTALAFA AN-NUQQAD FIHI - 2002",
(Written in ARABIC).

9. The Islamic Creed Of Ahlusunna Wal Jama'ah
By Sheikh Al-Etheimeen (Translated Into Hausa),
(Published by University of Madina Press, K.S.A. 1993).

10. Two Different Views Between Sunnis And Shi'its, By Abul Hasan Ali An-Nadawy (Translated into Hausa), (Kano, Nigeria 1999).

11. The Importance Attached To Sunnah In Hausa Literature. (Written in ARABIC), (Published by King Fahd Qur'an Complex, K.S.A. 2004).

12. AYYAMI MA'A DAA'IYATIL JEEL, My Dairy
With The Prominent Scholar Late Ja’afar Mahmud Adam. (Published, Egypt, 2011), (Written In ARABIC).

13. BUGHYATUL MUSHTAQ FI SHARHI RISALATI SHAIKHIL ISLAM IBN TAIMIYYA ILA AHLIL IRAQ,
"The Commentary Notes On The Ibn Taimiyya’s Message To The People Of Iraq". (Egypt, 2013), (Written In ARABIC).

14. NABIYYUR-RAHMAH, "The Authentic Biography Of The Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W" (Egypt, 2012, 2013, 2014), (Written In
ARABIC).

15. AT-TABSEER LI MAJAALISIT TAFSEER, "An Academic Criteria Of The Qur'anic Interpretation In Various Schools", (Egypt, 2012, 2013), (Written In ARABIC).

16. ASHEIKH USMAN BIN FODIYO: QIRAA'TUN FEE TURATHIHIL ELMI, "Review On His Academic Works", (On Publishing, Riyadh, 2014), (Written In ARABIC).

NEWSPAPERS AND JOURNALS' ARTICLES:
1. The History Of The Companions Of The Prophet (P.B.U.H), (Albishir, Hausa Newspaper, Kano, 1986).

2. The History Of The Companions Of The Prophet (P.B.U.H), (Alkalami, Hausa Newspaper, Kano 1987-1988).

3. Critical Study On The Work Of RA'ID SABRI On.
The Book Of THAMARATUN NAZAR): (Al-Bilad, Arabic Newspaper, Saudi Arabia – 2001), (Written
In ARABIC).

4. Which One Is Correct: ZAILUS- SIYAR OR ZAILU TARIKH AL-ISLAM? (Al-Bilad, Arabic Newspaper, K.S.A. 2001), (Written In ARABIC).

5. The Study On Arabic And Islamic Terms, titled:
"AT-TAQYEED WAL EIDHAH LI QAULIHIM LA MUSHAHHAT FIL ISTILAH", (Al-Hikmah, Arabic Journal, U.K - 2003).

6. AL-SHEIKH USMAN BIN FODIYO: WAT-TARIQ LIS TI ADATIL HUWIYYA, (Sheikh Usman Bin Fodiyo And Means Of Restoring The Islamic Identity. (Qira'at Ifriqiyyah, Arabic Magazine, Riyadh, K.S.A. 2005).

7. SHI'A FI NIGERIA: ANNASH'ATU WAL WASAIL - (Shiites in Nigeria: Emergence And Means), (Qira'at Ifriqiyyah, Arabic Magazine, Riyadh, K.S.A. 2009).

8. ARA'A AL-SHEIKH IBRAHIM INYASS FEE AL-
MIZAN - "A Critical Review On His Views",
(Qira'at Ifriqiyyah, Arabic Magazine, Riyadh, K.S.A. 2010).

9. MAJALISIT TAFSEER FEE BILADINA ILAA AIN?
"On Ramadan Tafseer In Nigeria", (Qira'at Ifriqiyyah, Arabic Magazine, Riyadh, K.S.A. 2010).

10. ASHEIKH ALI KUMASI: ALIMUN DIDDA
TAYYARI BEE'ATHA : "A Scholar Against The Stream Of His Environment", (Qira'at Ifriqiyyah,
Arabic Magazine, Riyadh, K.S.A. 2012).

SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE ATTENDED:

1. Refresher Courses For Arabic And Islamic Studies Teachers, Islamic University, Madinah, K.S.A. (Maiduguri & Bauchi - 1996-2002).

2. International Conference On Sunnah And Sirah, Organized By The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, K.S.A. Presented A Topic Titled: "The Importance Attached To Sunnah In Hausa Literature" - ( Madinah, 2004).

3. International Conference On Supporting The Holy Prophet (S.A.W), Organized By The International University Of Khartum, And Al- Muntada Organization, Al-Khartum, Sudan, Presented A Topic Titled: "The Position Of The Holy Prophet Within His Companions And The
Rest Of Ummah" - (Sudan, 2007).

4. Bamako Conference For The Importance Of The
Media In Da’awah, Which Took Place On 20th –
24th July, 2010 Presented A Paper Titled, "Media Participation: Its Importance And Criteria".

5. Conference For the Establishment of Union of African Scholars, Under The Theme Of: “The Role
of Ulamaa In Advancing Peace”. Bamako 8th – 10th July, 2011, Presented A Topic Titled:
“Advancing Peace By Establishing The Al- Wasatiyya And Avoiding The Extremism”.
6. The Regional Conference on Da'awa (1) In Sudan Under The Theme: "ADDA'IYA
MUTAMAYYIZ", Khartum, 19th - 23rd October 2014, Presented A Topic Titled: "AL-BINA'UL ILMI
LIDDA'IYA" (i.e. Making A Solid Academic Background For Islamic Preacher".

MERIT AWARDS:

1. First Position Winner (1st) On Islamic And Arabic Studies Competition, (Islamic University, Madina, K.S.A. 1994).

2. Winner of Al-Madina Award For The Best
Performance In The Level Of M.A. Studies In 2001), (Madinah, K.S.A).

DID YOU KNOW THAT Dr. SANI RIJIYAR LEMO:

- Has The Highest Number Of Books In ARABIC All Over The World Than Any Other Islamic Scholar From Nigeria.

- His Book, "DHAWABIT AL- JARH WAT TA'ADIL
INDA HAFIZ AZ-ZAHABI Was Awarded The Best Project Of The Year In Madina 2001, "KING ABDULMAJEED AWARD".

- His Book, "AL-IGHRAB By Imam Nisa'i, Is Rated As One Of The Best Editing & Authentication Of This Generation, Even The Famous Hadith Scholar Of Our Generation, MUHAMMAD NASIRUDEEN AL-
ALBANY Attempted And Wasn't Successful. 
Dr. SANI RIJIYAR LEMO Did Excellently!

SOME OF HIS FAMOUS STUDENTS IN NIGERIA:

- Dr. Ibrahim Disina (Bauchi)


                
- Mal. Muhammad Rabi'u Rijiyar Lemo (His
Immediate Younger Brother, Kano).

- Mal. Jabir Mai Hula (Sokoto)

- Dr. Mansur Isa Yelwa (Bauchi).

- Mal. Musa Yusuf Assadus sunnah (kaduna).

If erudition is all about writing extensively on various fields of islamic knowledge, DR. SANI RIJIYAR LEMO is beyong a great scholar, an authority on the field of hadith with exceptional talents but also a pioneer record setter.


May the Almighty Allah (S.W.T) in His infinite mercy continue to grant RIJIYAN ILIMI long-life, sound health, knowledge & wisdom, prosperity, ikhlas, perseverence, courage & commitment in
order to keep on preaching the genuine messages of Allah & His messenger, Amin.

Insha Allah the ink of RIJIYAN ILIMI's spiritual
pen will never dry!
Hmm! Amma a haka shugaban 'yan kogo yake
cewa doctor din karya, hmm! Ko ba a fada ba ai
Kasan kurna ta fi magarya zaki.

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Editor
Abubakar Rabiu Yari
21/10/2017.

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