Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the people of Osi in Ekiti local government area of the state over the death of leading Muslim scholar and founder of Anwarul-Muminina Sheikh Raji Adeniyi-Ishola.
Sheikh Raji, who is the father of the Hon. Commissioner for Health Dr Raji Razaq and renowned Muslim teacher, died on Monday.
He will be buried in Osi later today.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye on Monday, the Governor said the eminent Sheikh would be remembered for his huge contributions to Islamic scholarship and propagation, his philanthropic gestures, and his commitment to peaceful coexistence as a community leader.
“We received the news of the death of this eminence scholar with equanimity in firm belief that to God is our ultimate return. Baba bestrode his environment like a colossus. Many drank from his wealth of Islamic scholarship and experience, and it is our prayer to Allah to grant him al-jannah Firdaus,” the statement said.
“On behalf of my family and the government of Kwara State, I commiserate with the Hon. Commissioner for Health Dr. Raji Razaq, his siblings, the entire Osi community, and the Anwarul-Muminina family nationwide on this huge loss. I beseech Allah to comfort them and keep their feet firmly on the path of good guidance that the late sheikh threaded.”
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