Baba Adinni of Lagos Dies At 101, Tinubu, Others Mourn

His Eminence Shaykh Abdul-Hafeez Abou, the Baba Adini of Lagos, has passed away at the age of 101.

The elder statesman was Executive Chairman of Lagos Central Mosque until his death on Tuesday.

Executive Chairman, Muslim Public Affairs Centre, Disu Kamor, who relayed the news in a statement said, “It is with great sadness and grief that we received the news of the passing of whose death has just been announced.

“MPAC offers deep condolences on the painful loss of the eminent scholar to his honourable family and the entire Lagos State Muslim community. We mourn the departure of the great scholar and pray that Allah (SWT) have mercy on him.

“We raise our hands in prayers to the Merciful Lord that He accepts him among the prophets, the truthful, the martyrs, the righteous, and those are good companions. We also pray to the One and Only God to have mercy on the bereaved family of Shaykh Abou, his community, students, and admirers.

“Without a doubt, this is a great loss for the Ummah and especially for the Muslims of Lagos State to whom he spent decades teaching, guiding and leading. We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”

He will be buried on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 after a janazah prayer which is expected to take place at the Lagos Central Mosque.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, mourned the passage of the prominent Islamic scholars.

“It is with a heavy heart that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu @officialABAT
receives the news of the passing of His Eminence, Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Aṣhamu Abou, Baba Adinni of Lagos and Chairman of the Executive Council of Lagos Central Mosque.

“President Tinubu condoles with Baba’s family, the Muslim community in Lagos, as well as the Lagos State Government over this very sad loss.

“The President celebrates the inspiring legacy of service, duty, and sacrifice of Baba, who passed away at 100 years old, noting his extraordinary contributions to the Muslim Ummah, Lagos State, and beyond.

“Baba dedicated his life to the service of the people. He lived a full life guided by the highest and noblest moral codes. He was a fine example for all of us. He will be sorely missed. We should take solace in Baba’s legacy and uphold his values of honesty, dignity, and sacrifice,” the President says.

Tinubu prays that Almighty Allah grant Baba the highest station in Al-Jannah Firdaus.

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