Saeed Abubakr Zakaria

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Islamic scholar
Saeed Abubakr Zakaria
Title Sheikh Al-Hajj Afa
Born (Sa‘id) Arabic: سعيد
Other names Afa Seidu
Nationality Ghanaian
Ethnicity Dagomba people
Religion Islam
Alma mater Islamic University of Madinah

Saeed Abubakr Zakaria (Afa Seidu) is an Islamic scholar and leader of the Anbariya Islamic Institute in Tamale, Ghana. He is spiritual leader of Anbariya Sunni Community in Ghana. He succeeded Afa Ajura, who died on December 22, 2004.[1]

Zakaria won a scholarship to study at the Islamic University of Madinah in the 1970s. He returned to the Institute to teach after he graduated in 1985 with a BA in Islamic law and an M.A. in Islamic theology.[2] Zakaria served in an Imamship post in Canada from 1997 until May 2007, when he returned to Ghana to head the Anbariya Islamic Institute.[3]

See also[edit]

Osman Nuhu Sharubutu


  1. ^ Ghana News Agency (June 23, 2007). "Al Sunni Muslim sect gets new leader". GhanaWeb. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Abdulai Iddrisu (2009). Contesting Islam: "Homegrown Wahhabism," Education and Muslim Identity in Northern Ghana, 1920--2005. ProQuesPress. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Anbariya News Agency (June 11, 2007). "SUCCESSOR OF SHEIKH YUSSIF SUALIH AJURA (Afa Ajura)". Anbariya Sunni Community. Retrieved 30 January 2014.