Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the country’s Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, as a “gift to the nation from God” who has contributed immensely to education and national development.
Dr. Bawumia eulogized the 103-year-old Sheikh Sharubutu on Friday, August 5, when he commissioned the Sheikh Sharubutu Mosque, a magnificent building built by the National Chief Imam and an Islamic school adjacent to it in Joma Ablekum.
“I am constantly humbled by his prolific and tireless philanthropy, and it has always been a pleasure to learn from him. His works are fully in line with the principles of serving Allah, serving society and serving the country,” said Dr. Baumumiya.
“The construction of a school and the establishment of a mosque dedicated to the glory of Allah is another brilliant addition to the impressive array of beneficial projects commissioned and implemented by our respected National Chief Imam,” he added.
“Furthermore, the importance of establishing a mosque in Islamic life cannot be overstated. “In all Muslim communities, the mosque, apart from being an elevated place of worship, also functions as a focal point for education, social welfare, social gatherings and other forms of important social interaction,” he added.
The Vice President also praised Sheikh Sharubutu for his selflessness and commitment to promoting the good of society.
“The Chief Imam does his good deeds out of his undoubted commitment to the overall betterment of society. Sheikh Sharubutu has always advocated and worked vigorously for the balanced and spiritual upliftment of our people. His laudable works and necessary social intervention are never for personal gain or fame.”
“I have absolutely no doubt that our Almighty Creator will reward him generously and deservedly for his extraordinary good deeds such as building this wonderful mosque and school for our Joma Ablekum communities.”
The government, Dr. Bawumia noted, recognizes the tremendous role played by Sheikh Sharubutu in education in particular, adding that in him the government has a friend and vice versa.
“National development has always been based on education as it empowers young people to face socio-economic challenges and circumstances to contribute to building a better nation.
“The government understands the important role that education plays in the lives of our citizens and the nation. This reinforces the determination and commitment of the government to ensure not only the elimination of barriers to education, but also to ensure the full provision of education for our youth.”
“Government and Ghana as a whole have a friend and a gift from Allah in Sheikh Usman Sharubut and he also has a friend in us.”
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