About three years ago while studying Muqaddimah Fat'h Baaree of Ibn Hajar al-Asqalaanee under him with a group of learners at his residence in Oshogbo (where we drank from Ilm Rijaal with him), Aboo Naasir (may Allaah preserve him on goodness) asked me where was my copy of the text when he noticed that I only came with a photocopy, I told him I had none except that.
'Talk to Gbaye to send a set to you,' he said.
'But I don't have money,' I retorted.
'Don't worry, I will see him,' he said.
I talked to Gbaye (as we fondly call Aboo Hudhayfah, our book supplier, help me thank him, he gifted me with a set of book on Qiraa'aat Ashr yesterday) about it and my Fat'h Baaree arrived before the next class.
I think the book was sold around thirty thousand naira then.
That is a teacher for you.
I said it, if not for Fitnah, I would have penned more of this for him. Our prayer is that Allaah should preserve him on Sunnah.
I have been a close person to him since 1997 till date. As a learner and a worker (I worked and still work under him as a sub-translator).
The happenings at Osun Area Unit of the MSSN are still fresh in me. His usual visits to us at OAU and the classes we used to have under him with Muhammad Balogun, Kaamil Biobaku et all, are still fresh.
Please record it somewhere, there is no way you will talk about Salafiyyah in South West Nigeria without mentioning Aboo Naasir as one of its purveyors, let these new brothers know this.
He 'sold' al-Allaamah Al-Albaanee to us and we 'bought' him and found him a worthy merchandise.
The prayer again is, may Allaah save him and other teachers from the plots of the evildoers.
And may He save these negligently careless brothers in Ilorin, and their cheerers in other places, from being handiwork of Iblis against the Sunnah in this region.
Of course, Aboo Naasir is a human being prone to errors and liable of being refuted. But courtesy demands that you accord him respect as one of the worthy teachers of Sunnah in Yorubaland, if you don't want to be ungrateful to your Lord.
Just go and know, we will not fold our arms and allow you drag our teachers in the mud.
Please go and stop.