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Ibn Abdillah As-sudaisiy Al-Iloori

The late Former Grand Kadi of Kwara State, Hon. Justice Muttalib Ahmad Ambali (OFR) was a man who dedicated his life to the service of knowledge. May Allāh grant him the rewards of his efforts. I visited his study room yesterday and my mind was filled with many thoughts. 

Her daughter who also happened to be my Lecturer, Prof. Nimat Modupe Abdulraheem of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin had been trying to reach out to me to receive the manuscript of Polygyny with Mercy that Baba was working on before his hospital admission on 18th March 2023. She was able to reach me through the book cover designer whose number was on the manuscript and we spoke on Friday. She told me to go and collect the manuscript at Baba's residence at GRA, Ilorin.

After receiving the manuscript yesterday, I noticed he had worked on more than one-third of the manuscript I submitted to him. His wife, Dr. Mrs Funmilayo Ambali confirmed he worked on the manuscript in the morning of the same day he was admitted and this is clear from the last page with traces of his pen. The manuscript contained several corrections and suggestions he made with his pen. He kept it where it can be found and delivered to me. This is a display of amānah (trust) in relation to knowledge. Even though he was not able to write the Foreword, his corrections and guidance are of great benefit to me. 

May Allāh forgive and have mercy on him.

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