GUMI, Sheikh Abubakar Mahmud

Islamic lawyer andscholar, born in 1922, Gummi, Zamfara, Sokoto State; married, has 30 children; Education: Dogon-Daji Primary School Sokoto, 1931-33, Sokoto Central Primary School, 1933-35, Sokoto Middle School, 1935-42, Khadi School, Sokoto, 1942-43, Kano Law School (now School for Arabic Studies) Kano, 1943-47, 1948-49, Arabic Law School, Sudan, 1953-55; Court Clerk to Chief Alkali's Court, 1947-48; Teacher, Emergency Teachers' College, Maru, 1949-51; Teacher, Kano School for Arabic Studies, 1951-53; Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, Lagos, 1957-58; First West African's Pilgrims Officer, Saudi Arabia, 1958-59; established West African Pilgrims WelfareCentre, Saudi Arabia, 1959; Education Officer, Kano Law School, 1959-60; appointed Deputy Grand Khadi for Northern Nigeria, 1960-63 and Substantive Grand Khadi, 1963-75; Adviser to the former Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, 1963-75; member, Judicial Service Commission, 1962-65; member, Judicial Advisory Council, defunct Supreme Military Council, 1966-75; Chairman, Nigerian Pilgrims Welfare Boara, 1973-78; appointed Chairman, Board of the National Teachers' In stitute, Kaduna, 1978; member, Rabita World Muslim League, Mecca and Jeddah; member, SupremeCouncil, University of Medina; mem ber, Jama'atu Nasril Islam; member, Kadmus Mosque Foundation; Adviser, Muslim.Bank, Jedda; member, MajFigh, Mecca; Award: honoured with King Faisal InternationalAward, March 1987 (Saudi Arabia); National Honour: conferred with the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR); Honorary Degrees: awarded honorary Doctor of Laws (Hon. LLD), University of Ibadan, November 1965; Hons LLD, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1965; Publications: Hausa translation of the Holy Quran and numerous articles on Islamic religion; Hobbies: religious activities, reading; Address: 12A, Modibo Adamawa Avenue, Ungwar Sarki, Kaduna State
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