The remains of Aisha, daughter of the Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Sheikh Dr Isa Ali Pantami has been laid to rest.
The janazah, attended by Muslim faithful at the An-Noor Mosque, Abuja was led by the bereaved Minister himself who offered prayers for his deceased daughter.
Following the sad incident, many Muslims, Islamic organisations and friends have continued to sympathize with the minister and his family.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who commiserated with the Ali Pantami family, prayed for admission of Aisha into Jannatul Firdaous.
In a tweet by President Buhari’s, Senior Special Assistant on media, Garba Shehu, he noted: “President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, @DrIsaPantami, over the passing of his daughter, Aisha.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, @DrIsaPantami, over the passing of his daughter, Aisha.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) November 24, 2020
“The President, who placed a call to the minister on Monday evening, condoled with all members of the family on the sad event, urging comfort in the teachings of the Holy Prophet on the transient nature of life.
“President Buhari prayed that Allah will accept the soul of the departed, and grant her Jannahtul Firdaus,” he prayed.
In its condolence message on behalf of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), its president, Abdur-Rahman Balogun who noted that the incident is in line with Allah’s will, equally prayed for the deceased and the family.
“On behalf of the entire Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), we hereby commiserate with you on the sudden death of your beloved 13-year old daughter, Aishah, and pray Allah to be with the family.
“It is Allah’s will, though sadenning, that a young promising girl like Aishah will die at such a tender age but as Muslims, we accept the decision of Allah on us. We pray unto Almighty Allah to console you and other immediate family members and forgive the shortcomings of our sister, Aishah and make her final resting place Al-Jannatul firdaus. Aamin.”
The leadership of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) in Lagos State also joined others to sympathize with the minister and his family.
The leadership of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria in Lagos state has joined the rest of other well meaning Nigerians to commiserate with Nigeria's Minister of Communication and pic.twitter.com/sL0zgFCxOc
— MSSN Lagos State Area Unit (@MSSNLagos) November 23, 2020
Speaking on behalf of the largest student body in Nigeria, its president, Miftahudeen Thanni said: “It is believed with conviction that being an Islamic scholar and serving minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he will display a sufficient level of perseverance, and remain committed and constantly seek forgiveness for the departed soul for a worthy daughter.
“It is our prayer that Allah showers His all-encompassing blessing on the departed soul, of Aishah Ali Pantami, grant her Al-Jannat ul-Firdaws and grant the family fortitude to contain the loss”.
The students’ leader in Lagos state equally enjoined the bereaved to remain steadfast and encourage other members of the family to imbibe the teachings of Islam in this unusual moment in life.
– By Abdul Waheed Shotonwa
UMAR FAROUQ SYMPATHIZES WITH SHEIKH PANTAMI OVER DAUGHTER’S DEMISE
The HM @FMHDSD @Sadiya_farouq Umar Farouq has sympathized with her counterpart in @FMoCDENigeria, @DrIsaPantami who lost his teenage daughter, Aishah Isa Ali on Monday November 23, 2020.https://t.co/kVgtpy93Pb pic.twitter.com/Y6DrHvkybY
— Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs (@FMHDSD) November 24, 2020
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