University Don, Prof Amuni Qudus urge Muslims to be a role model as Prof Abdulateef Oladimeji is turbanned as Ameerul Mumineen

A University Don, Prof Amuni Qudus has urged Muslims in the country to be of good example in everywhere they found themselves and learn to be a role model.

He insists that the best of role model for us as Muslims remain Prophet Muhammad and the four prominent Calphs who came after him.

The Professor of Arabic Unit Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Arts, LASU, Prof Amuni Qudus gave this charge in his lecture at the Turbaning and Award presentation by the Council of Imam Ratibi and Alfas, Shomolu Muslim Community held at the Shomolu Central Mosque in Lagos.

The lecture was titled Role of Models in Islamic Leadership.

He said Nigerians can still remember the likes of Aminu Kano, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji Lateef Jakande and the current JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyode for their exemplary life and selfless service to the nation.

Prof Amuni Qudus challenged the youths of Shomolu to look up to Prof Abdulateef Oladimeji who emerged from the community to sustain the good legacies of the founding fathers.

In his welcome address, the Chairman of the occassion, Mr Hakeem Bello who is the Special Adviser Media to the immediate past Minister for Works and Housing said the gathering was to honour the founding fathers of Muslim Community in Shomolu.

He said that their good deeds have translated into accomplished offsprings coming out of the area.

Mr Bello spoke on the need for proper Mosque documentations by ensuring that the laws of the state are not infringed upon.

This he said was to avoid some people deciding in future to sell the Mosque or lands allocated for it for the place of worship to remain safe.

He also urged those in charge of the Shomolu Central Mosque to maintain the edifice.

Mr Bello noted that the federal government is frontally addressing the current challenges while reminding the gathering to be their brother’s keeper and hopeful that things will get better.

On his part, the Chairman of Council of Imams Ratibi and Alfas in Shomolu, Alhaji Mohammed Taofeek Olumegbon solicited support for the ongoing Education project n Ikorodu adding such will go a long way in the realisation of the dream.

He expressed joy with the turn out at the event saying those who attended had answered the calls of Allah.

He also prayed Allah accept the soul of Qamarudeen Adeyemi he described as one of the strong pillars of Islam in the area.

Responding on behalf of the awardees, Prof Abdullateef Oladimeji who was turbanned as Ameerul Mumineen said it was a challenge to him to showcase the beauty of Islam everywhere.

He dedicated the honour to the Al-Hikmah University.

Our correspondent reports that other Award recipients include; Alhaji Imam Abdulyekeen Opeloyeru as Seriki Dallailu, Alhaji Shakirudeen Anifowose as Saraki Adeen and Alhaji Abdulrahmon Muyideen who was turbanned as Baba Jomoh.

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