One thing you didn't pointed out brother Jameel was that he was the first scholar to show the way to real practice of Islam in Kano and environs. Yes ! The efforts of Sheikh Qalarawiy won't be covered, he (Qalarawiy) spent much of his time exposing the innovations introduced into Islam consciously or sub-consciously by some scholars in Nigeria.
He suffered a lot from the hands of those who hate true practices of Islam, and he was the first scholar to challenge those in government to be fair in their dealings. An example was his efforts to correct the then Governor of Kano State Alh Abubakar Rimi in some of the utterances he made. He also did the same to the present Governor Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso during his first tenure; he did the same to Governor Shekarau. He fears no one when it comes to the truth and true application of Islam.
May Allah guide our living scholars to follow the foot-steps of the pious scholars ever in Islamic history, may our nations be free of violence and turmoil. Those who vowed to distract our peace may Allah engage them with themeselves and never give them victory wherever they emerge, O Allah. May your efforts be rewarded copiously. Muhammad Sagir (Abul Masakin)