Kaduna Chief Imam Dies, Leaves Behind 290 Grandchildren, 200 Great Grandchildren
Sheikh Adam Tahir, the Chief Imam of Kafanchan Central Mosque in Kaduna State, has died at the age of 130 years, leaving behind 26 children, 290 grandchildren, and more than 200 great-grandchildren.
Sheikh Adam Tahir Is Dead
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Deputy Chief Imam of Kafanchan, Alhaji Muhammad Kassim, said Sheikh Adam died on Wednesday evening in an illness.
Kassim said the late Imam, who was regarded as the oldest Islamic leader in Nigeria, would be greatly missed by Muslim faithful as he was a role model to all.
the Emir of Jema’a, Alhaji Muhammad Isa Muhammad II, in a condolence message, described the death of the imam as a huge loss to the emirate and to the people of southern parts of Kaduna State.
In the condolence letter signed by the Traditional Council Secretary, Alhaji Yakubu Isa (Dokajen Jama’a), Muhammad hailed the deceased, one of the kingmakers in Jema’a, for his contributions.
The traditional ruler prayed God for the repose of the deceased’s soul.
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