Early Life of Prof Ibrahim Maqari
Prof Maqari, renowned Islamic cleric was born into a middle-class family in Zaria, Nigeria.
During that time, the Emir of Zazzau prohibited academics from leaving Zaria after gaining knowledge. The Emir offered Prof. Maqari a place near Zazzau Emirate.
Education of Maqari
Prof. Maqari obtained his bachelor’s degree in education from Al-Azhar University in Cairo in 1999. He pursued a master’s degree at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in 2005.
In 2009, he completed his Ph.D. at Bayero University in Kano, impressively finishing it within two years.
Prof. Maqari commenced his lecturing career at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria in 1999. In 2010, he became a senior lecturer at Kaduna State University.
Later, he joined Bayero University in Kano, where he served as a professor in the Arabic and linguistics department until his retirement in 2020.
Prof Ibrahim Maqari’s Books
- New Generation
- Alzzahirat Alsalafiat
- Shi’eri Hubbul Ilaahy
- A’alamus shi’eril muusahah
- Alhawaa wabina’is Suratu shi’ri Yahya Annufaahki
- Attanaasu Bai Al Limtisasi wal’Intisasi, etc.
Prof. Maqari currently holds the position of Chief Imam at the National Mosque in Abuja.
Sheikh Maqari Biography
Born on September 15, 1976, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari completed his elementary education in Katsina state before pursuing further studies at the Jama’atu College of Arabic Studies in Zaria, Kaduna state.
After obtaining his degree from Al-Azhar in 1999, he quickly earned his Ph.D. from Bayero University Kano in just two years. Throughout his career, he has delivered lectures on Arabic and linguistics across Nigeria.
Apart from his academic pursuits, Prof. Maqari founded the Tazkiyah Educational Resource Center in Abuja and Tazkiyah Schools, overseeing approximately 30 Quranic and Islamiyya schools nationwide.
He is also an accomplished author with several published books and articles in international journals.
In addition to his roles in academia, Sheikh Maqari is an active member of the Assembly of Muslims in Nigeria and the Supreme Muslim Council for Islamic Affairs.
Notably, in 2012, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari was appointed as the Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque in Abuja, despite his busy academic schedule.
He regularly commutes between Kano, Zaria, and Abuja to fulfill his duties as the Deputy Chief Imam.
Prof. Maqari has contributed to various conferences, seminars, and workshops, both nationally and internationally.
He has served on the editorial boards of esteemed publications, including the Journal of the Nigerian Association of Teachers of Arabic and Literature since 2003. He is happily married and has children.
Prof Maqari Service
Prof Ibrahim Maqari accepted a position at the Federal College of Education, where he also obtained a postgraduate diploma in education in 2004.
His commitment to the growth of Arabic and Islamic Education led him to give a lecture at the Nigeria Arabic Language Village in Ngala, a rural border village in Borno State, in 2006.
After returning home, he was appointed as a senior lecturer at Kaduna State University in 2010. However, a year later, Prof. Maqari decided to return to his alma mater, Bayero University Kano, where he currently holds the position of professor in the Arabic and linguistics department.
Considering his academic responsibilities, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari was honored with the appointment as the Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque in Abuja in 2012.
Balancing his roles, he travels weekly between Kano, Zaria, and Abuja to fulfill his duties as the Deputy Chief Imam.
In addition to his teaching and religious responsibilities, Prof. Maqari has made significant contributions to the academic community. Also, he has published numerous books and has over 20 publications to his name in reputable journals.
He has also actively participates in various national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops as a resource person.
Away from his professional endeavors, Prof. Maqari values his family life.