Dr Bashir was educated in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Electrical Engineering. He then went to the Islamic University of Madina, Saudi Arabia and obtained his B.A, M.A and PhD in Hadith and Islamic Studies with specialization in Sciences of Hadith. He studied Maliki fiqh and Usul under traditional Ulama in both Nigeria and Madina. While lecturing in the Islamic Studies Department of Bayero University Kano, he was invited to serve as Permanent Commissioner in the Kano State Shari’ah Commission. His work involved advising the Kano State Government on Shari’ah related issues in governmental affairs and supervising the Government’s Shari’ah implementation programme. He has been involved in Islamic finance as Head of the Propagation sub-committee of the Committee for the Promotion of the then proposed Ja’iz Bank of Nigeria, during which he delivered series of lectures on Islamic Banking and Finance in several parts of Nigeria. He served as the chairman of the Shari’ah Advisory Committee of the Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (Nigeria), and is currently a member of the Shari’ah Committee of the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation, as well as the Council of Experts on Islamic Banking of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He served as a Consultant on Islamic finance to the Financial System Strategy (FSS2020) under the CBN, before finally taking up appointment as a Special Adviser to the Governor of the CBN on Noninterest Banking, which is his current job on secondment from the Bayero University, Kano. He represents the CBN in the Technical Committee of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and is also the Chairman of the IFSB Working Group for developing the standard on Risk Management for Takaful Undertakings. His PhD this is titled: “Methodology of Imam Ahmad Regarding the Inconspicuous Weaknesses of Hadith Narrations” has been published in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has written and presented several papers in national and international conferences, seminars and workshops on different topics including Islamic Finance.