Chief Imam for Ibadanland, Sheikh Baosari Haruna III, dies at 93

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Nigeria Muslims

The Chief Imam of Ibadanland and President General, League of Imams and Alfas in South West states, including Edo and Delta states,  Sheikh Baosari Suara Haruna III, has died.

He was 93.

The cleric, according to the President, Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, died early Friday morning after a brief illness.

He would be buried Thursday in Ibadan, in line with Islamic tradition, Mr. Balogun said.

One of Sheikh Haruna’s well-known last public outings was on March 25, three days to the recent presidential election, when muslims from all walks of life gathered at the Eid Praying ground in Ibadan to offer special prayer for the nation.

That prayer was called by the Muslim Ummah of South- West‎ Nigeria (MUSWEN), and the respected cleric presided over the session.

Mr. Haruna told that gathering that the prayer was necessary in view of the ongoing general elections.

The Sheikh was one of Nigeria’s most respected Islamic clerics.



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  • Mama Kay

    Inna lilahi wa ilaehi rajiun.

    • Jika

      Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji un .From God we came and to Him we must all return.RIP.

  • Mosaku 147

    According to PT,he died tomorrow (Friday) and will be buried later today (Thursday). PT,please correct yourself.

  • tankoma

    Innalillah wainna ilayhi rojihunn.

  • blueeyedkitten

    RIP. AMIN.

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