An Overview of Sheikh Aisami Goni’s Life

Sheikh Aisami Goni رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ was born in June 1968 in Gashua, Yobe state’s Bade Local Government Area. He was enrolled in Babuje Primary School in Gashua from 1974 to 1980, and from 1980 to 1986, he attended Government Secondary School in Jakusko.

Often referred to as Malam Ba Goni, has spent the last 30 years developing his expertise in the field of Quranic interpretation (Tafsir) after attending a variety of informal Quranic schools. He was loved and respected by his peers for his well-known Ramadan sermons.

Malam helped spread Islamic knowledge among devout Muslims both inside and outside Yobe State as a result of his status as an Islamic scholar. He has also held leadership positions in a number of Islamic organizations. From 1995 to 2002, he served as chairman of the Izala Society or Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) Council Scholars, and from 2003 to 2022, he served as president of the Nurul Islam Foundation. In 2021, he was assigned to the position of Special Assistant on Religious Affairs to the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.

On Friday, August 19, 2022, around 8:00 p.m., Sheik Goni Aisami رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ was fatally shot by a soldier turned vehicle thief after the latter graciously provided him a ride from Kano to Gashua. Thousands of people wept in disbelief as he was laid to rest in his hometown of Gashua. He left behind spouses, children, grand children, siblings, a large number of students, friends, and associates.

Sheik Goni رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ will be remembered as a man for everyone, the personification of peace and young development, as well as for his style of teaching the words of Allah.

Allaahummaghfir li Sheikh Aisami Goni warfa’ darajatahu fil-mahdiyyeena, wakhlufhu fee ‘aqibihi fil-ghaabireena , waghfir-lanaa wa lahu yaa Rabbal-‘aalameena, wafsah lahu fee qabrihi wa nawwir lahu feehi.

O Allah, forgive Sheikh Aisami Goni and elevate his station among those who are guided. Send him along the path of those who came before, and forgive us and him, O Lord of the worlds. Enlarge for him his grave and shed light upon him in it.


Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami-Gashua, Killed in Yobe

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