The religious human rights organisation described the death of Sheikh Abou as a colossal loss to the Muslim community, Lagos state and the country as a whole
MURIC in a statement on Wednesday by its executive director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, commiserates the late Baba Adinni of Lagos family, Lagos Muslim community and the Muslim world.
“MURIC commiserates with the Chief Imam of Lagos, Shaykh (Engr) Sulaiman Oluwatoyin Abou Noula, the Chairman of the Lagos Muslim Community, Professor Tajudeen Gbadamosi and the entire Lagos Muslim Community.
“Shaykh Abu was born in the Ita Akanni area of Lagos on 10th August 1922. He attended the Lagos Government School, Ansaruddeen School and Al-Azhar University, Cairo where he obtained the B. A. degree in Arabic. He spent 14 years in Cairo (1944-1958) acquiring different experiences of Islamic culture.
“He was a quintessential Islamic scholar, humble, warm and unassuming. He loved the young and old and he was so loved. He was the doyen of the Lagos Muslim Community. If he ever had any enemy in his lifetime, it must be Shaytan (Satan) himself.
“The whole life of the centinerian is an open book full of lessons for both the young and old. We charge Muslim leaders to emulate his simple way of life and his piety.
“We pray that Almighty Allah will grant him peace until the Day of Judgement and place him in aljannah firdaus thereafter. Aamiin.”