Sheikh (Dr.) Qaribullah Nasir Kabara, Al-Malikiy, Al-Ash’ariy, Al-Qadiriy, is the spiritual head of the Qadiriyyah Sufi Order in Nigeria & Africa since 1996. He was educated in Islamic sciences under the tutelage of his father and spiritual mentor, His Eminence the late Maulana (Dr.) Nasir Kabara. The Sheikh has also attended Bayero University, Kano and holds a Diploma and Bachelor of Arts in Arabic (1994.) Sheikh Qaribullah is a recipient of many literary awards including honorary Doctorate Degrees from the European-American University, Dominica, 2010; Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, 2015; and Darul Salam Islamic University, Turkey, 2015.
Sheikh (Dr.) Qaribullah has been a teacher, school administrator and proprietor of the Turath College of Islamic Sciences in Kano. The Sheikh is also a writer and poet. He has authored more than 20 publications on Islamic jurisprudence, Sufism and Poetry. The Sheikh has also held many positions of public service within and outside Nigeria. He served as Chairman of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board from 1992 to 1993 and member of the Kano State Sharia Implementation Advisory Committee from 2000 to 2003. He is the Chair of the Kano State Shura Council since 2011.