“When their specified time arrives, they cannot delay it for a single hour nor can they bring it forward.” (Quran 16:61)
The First National Coordinator of The Young Muslim Association in Nigeria, TYMA, Alhaji Dawud Arogundade, famously known as Abu Ruqayyah has returned to his Creator, Allah.
The committed and devout Muslim father, and mentor to countless of Muslim youths, died on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun state, after a brief illness.
The entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria was indeed jolted by the shocking passage of one of the forerunners on the path of Da’wah in modern times.
Abu Ruqayyah as he’s fondly called will be remembered as a unique Amiru Nisai (Commander and mentor of Muslim Sisters) in the 80s and 90s across Southern Nigeria, particularly among Muslim Students.
Being one of the percussors, Arogundade will be solely missed by the entire Vanguards Academy family, a leading mission school located along Ijebu-Ode-Epe road in Ogun State.
Abu Ruqayyah was not only one of the founders, he practically dedicated his lifetime to ensuring the Institution was nurtured to the envisioned height and renownment across the country.
Muslim News findings revealed that the Janazah (burial rites) will be held for the late education consultant, on Sunday, September 12, at Hausa Maqbara (cemetery) at Sabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, by 10.00am prompt.
May Allah forgive his shortcomings and accept all his efforts as ibaadah. May He grant him Aljannah firdaus. We pray to Almighty Allah to grant the family he left behind the strength and fortitude to bear this loss. Ameen.
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