President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday issued a condolence message on the death of a leading Muslim Scholar and Imam, Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Dr Ahmad Muhammad Ibrahim, recalling his noble expositions of the prophetic traditions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
The President’s condolence were contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari. The release was obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA.
President Buhari said Dr Ahmad will be remembered for his impeccable service to Islam and the nation, as well as his passion towards 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. 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,” said the President.
Furthermore, President 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,” a 1173-page book into Hausa, at which presentation he (President Buhari) was represented.
The President conveyed the nation’s condolences to the bereaved family, the Bayero University community and to his countless students and followers in Kano and in West Africa.
See photos from Dr. Ahmad BUK’s burial below: