Says, It is a call to duty. I am happy that we are doing this for her
All roads will tomorrow, Saturday, 26th October 2019, lead to the prestigious Combo Hall of LTV 8 in Ikeja, Lagos, as the Chief Executive Officer of Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation, Dr Abdullah Shuaib gives out his first daughter, Safiyyah Omowunmi, in marriage to Mallam Ahmed Babatunde Adewuyi.
The aqdu/Walimatul Nikaah, with a dedicated hashtag #Sholawunmi19 will be officiated by Honourable (Dr) Imam AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, the immediate past commissioner of Home Affairs, Lagos state, Imam of TMC and the Chief Imam, Lagos State House of Assembly Mosque.
Friends and family members of the bride, from within and outside the country are beginning to assemble at the Lagos home of the respected Islamic scholar in preparation for tomorrow’s colourful nuptial.
The patriarch of the groom’s family, Alhaji Jubril Adeshina from Osun State are also leaving no stone unturned to ensure they stage a spectacular nikaah for their son, AbdulHamid, a graduate of Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University and current Financial Secretary, Iganmu Coker Central Branch of the Lagos State Area Unit, Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria.
The presence of the illustrious Vanguards Academy Old Students’ Association, famously known as ‘VAOSA’, the bride’s alma-mater would add more glamour to the colourful nikaah, which has its dress code as Gold, Blue and Purple.
Muslim News lifestyle saw the list of guests, including leading Islamic scholars, captains of industries and other socialites expected to honour the Chief Executive Officer, Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation, Imam Shuaib at tomorrow’s fabulous nuptial of his daughter, a graduate of Mass Communication from University of Lagos.
Some of the personalities include: Baba Adinni of Lagos, Sheikh Abdul Hafeez Abou; Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abu-Nolla, Divisional Chief Imam of Badagry, Sheikh AbdulHakeem Akewushola, Head of Missioners, Lagos Central Mosque, Sheikh Tijaniy Gbajabiamila, the Chairman, Lagos Muslim Community, Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; National Missioner Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad; Grand Mufti, Conference of Islamic Organisations (CIO), Sheikh Dhikrullah Shafii, Sheikh Imran Eleha of Daaru Na’im, former Ameerahs of FOMWAN Lagos State, Alhaja Khairat Sodique and Alhaja Sariyu Sanusi among others.
Also on the list are the Chairman, Board of Directors of Asset Management Corporation (AMCON), Barrister Muiz Banire (SAN); Former Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule; Former LASIEC commissioner, Barrister Musbau Oyefeso; Chief Justice of the Appeal Court, Justice Wale Abiru; Justice of High Court, Justice Lateefah Okunnu; Deputy Director, Voice of Nigeria, Alhaji AbdurRazaq AbdusSalaam; and the former Chairman of Agege Local Government Area Alh. Jubreel Ayodeji Abdul-Kareem.
Chairman Hajj Mabrur, Alhaji AbdulHamid Solate; Chief Executive Officer, Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, Prince Sulaiman Olagunju; Executive Director Jaiz bank Plc AbdulFatah Amoo; Executive Director, Jaiz Takaful Plc, Mallam Sabiu Abubakar; Managing/CEO Jaiz Investments and Services Limited, Engr Garba Abubakar Muhammad and the entire Jaiz family will be in Lagos to honour one of their own.
In an exclusive interview with Muslim News, Imam Shuaib, who hails from Edo state, expressed his happiness saying that, it is the joy of every parent to see their matured children become responsible in order to build a Muslim home.
In his words, he said “It is one of the dreams of every parent that when their children come of age, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and financially, it is wise to leave bachelorhood or spinsterhood to become a ‘responsible’ man or woman with the intention of building a Muslim home (he smiles). It is a thing of delight for every parent.”
“Hence, for me, the feeling isn’t different from that of my elders, who had done what I am about to do for my daughter, for their children. We can only pray to Allah to give us the wherewithal and ability to stage a successful nikaah for my first daughter, Safiyyah and her husband to be, Ahmed.”
When asked about how he feels, the respected Islamic scholar noted that it was a mixed feeling having his daughter far away from him.
“Incidentally, one of my daughters sent me a message few days ago, asking about my feeling, especially that my first daughter would leave me. It took me some time to reply her that it is a mixed feeling. I am happy that we are doing this for her because apart from the fact that it is a call to duty, it is also one of the things we do for the sustainability of human race.”
“Though I am sad because when I sleep and wake up, I won’t see her around again. She would be far away, in her husband’s house,”
He recalled what one of his daughters told him recently. ‘Daddy, don’t forget, there are about four of us’. I was like, wow. It’s true and it’s going to be a very painful exit. One by one, they would be exiting to their respective husbands’ houses and I won’t be seeing them again at home.
“But truly, that’s the reality. It’s an indication of the proceedings of the day of Resurrection. It is a signpost of the day of Judgement. Those things will deplete gradually and you have no choice, you just have to be contented with it because for every father, he will love to see his son and daughter always but the reality is, they’ll leave you one day, to start a family of their own.
“Deep down. It is a thing of joy because my parents also paid the price and it’s my turn to do the same. I have to pay it handsomely for a handsome reward. The countdown has begun. Family and friends are counting down with us. We need their supplications. May Allah make it a blessed union and make it a successful and everlasting one for my daughter and her husband to be”, he said further.
Oh Allah, let this couple (Safiyyah and Ahmed) be helpers and protectors of one another, let them be refuge and comfort to each other, let them be beautiful garments for each other, and let them experience the many treasures and beauties of marriage.
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