MURIC, Vanguard Muslim community, Muslim Journalists, mourn as Shaykh Zughlool dies, buried in Lagos


Muslim faithful carrying the remains of Founder of Daru Da'wah Wal Irshad ( Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies), Isolo, Sheikh Mustopher Zuglool Sunuusi to the burial ground at the School Premises in Isolo, Lagos.

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Following the announcement of the death of Founder and Proprietor of Daar ud-Da’wah Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Isolo, Lagos on Wednesday, the Muslim groups and individuals have expressed their condolences as they pray for the repose of the late cleric in Al-Jannah.

Among the sympathizers are Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Muslim Community of Vanguard Media Limited and Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN).

Shaykh Mustapha Zughlool departure occurred Wednesday 5th July, 2017 and was buried on Thursday 6th July in his school premises.

In a statement released in Lagos on Thursday by his Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) described the late Zughlool as “An astute scholar and prolific writer”, who was the proprietor of Daar ud-Da’wah Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Isolo, Lagos State and had authored many Islamic books.

Akintolal said, “Shaykh Zughlool was a great Islamic scholar, an indefatigable preacher, a mentor primus inter pareil, a humanist par excellence and an exemplary leader nulli secundus.

“He was a great teacher and an outstanding researcher. He stands on the same pedestal as the late Shaykh Adam Al-Ilori. An incompatible team-player, he will be remembered for his great sense of humour, his unequalled power of delivery and his unparalleled eloquence. An exceedingly simple personality, his humility and generousity know no bounds.

“The death of Shaykh Zughlool is a great loss to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). He was our father, our mentor, our friend, our sponsor and above all, our spiritual pillar. We are already asking ourselves, “Who will replace this man?” We are mourning. We are devastated.

“We console Nigerian Muslims to patiently bear this momentous loss since it is written that every soul shall taste of death (Glorious Qur’an 3:185).

“Our hearts are with the family today. We share in their grief. We pray that Almighty Allah will give them the fortitude to bear the loss. May Allah forgive Shaykh Zughlool, have mercy on him and grant him al-Jannah Firdaus,” Akintola, also a don of a notable university in Nigeria, said.

In the meantime, President of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) a presidency official, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Balogun joined other members including the Muslim Community of Vanguard Media Limited Lagos to pay glowing tribute to the late hero of the Islamic knowledge community.

They prayed for the repose of his soul in Al-Jannah.

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