Prominent Islamic scholar dies, buried in Lagos

Prominent Islamic scholar dies, buried in Lagos

- The Muslim mourners reportedly defied the rain to honour the scholar, Sheikh Mustapha Sanusi Zuglool, thought to be very respected in Nigeria

- Sheikh Mustapha Sanusi Zuglool died in Lagos and was buried in the state

Activities in the Isolo area of Lagos state were grounded on Friday, July 7, 2017 as Muslim faithful gathered to watch an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Mustapha Sanusi Zuglool, buried.

Aishat Alubankudi, a Nigerian who posted photographs of the burial ceremony on social media, recalled that Sheikh Mustapha Zuglool was a reputable historian and student of the great scholar, Abdullah Adam Al Ilori.

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Born on 18 August 1937, the late Zuglool received his early education and training under the tutelage of his father Mohammed Sanusi.

Prominent Islamic scholar dies, buried in Lagos

The cleric being taken to his final place of rest. Credit: Aishat Alubankudi

When he clocked 18, he enrolled at the Center for Arabic and Islamic Education popularly referred to as Markaz in the Agege area of Lagos.

He later travelled to Lebanon to further his studies.

He also visited some of the Islamic countries, including Egypt, Syria, Jerusalem, Jordan, Saudi Arabia in 1960s, according to Alubankudi.

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In 1967, he was granted a diplomatic leave while in 1970, he founded the Daarul Dawah Wal Irshad in Mushin, Lagos.

He moved to his new headquarters in Isolo in 1971 and was the director and principal at the institute.

NAIJ.com earlier reported how the body of late Dr Maitama Sule, the Dan masanin Kano was laid to rest days ago.

The Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, conducted the prayer at 6:08pm, with Gov Abdullahi Ganduje and his Deputy, Prof Hafiz Abubakar and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II in attendance.

According to News Agency of Nigeria, the late Maitama-Sule (87) was later buried at Kara Cemetery at Kofar Mazugal in Kano metropolis.

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Source: Naij.com

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