Buhari mourns spiritual leader Ahmad Ibrahim


By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing of Ahmad Ibrahim, one of the leading Muslim Scholar and Imam of Bayero University Kano.

In a condolence message by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, the President recalled all his noble expositions of the prophetic traditions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

According to him, Ahmad would be remembered for his impeccable service to Islam and the nation, as well as his passion for public enlightenment.

“It is really sad news for all of us to learn that our beloved Dr Ahmad is no more. He was a personality of faith, who dedicated his life to Islamic education.

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“His emphasis on the unity of Muslims, good education and the rights of women will always be remembered.

“We offer our heartfelt condolences and pray for the eternal repose of his soul,” the president said.

Buhari recalled that the late Imam authored several books in his lifetime, among the latest being his translation of the more than 1,000-year-old “Muwatta Malik,” an 1173-page book into Hausa, at which presentation he (President Buhari) was represented.

Before his death, Imam Ahmad taught and led Muslims in prayer for more than 30 years before he set up the “Darul Hadith,” meaning the home of prophetic traditions


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