The Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Abuja, Ustaz Musa Mohammed, is dead.
Sheikh Mohammed died Saturday evening at the National Hospital Abuja where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
An official of the National Mosque committee, who confirmed the death to the newsmen, said funeral prayers for the Imam would be held at the National Mosque on Sunday by 10am.
In a condolence message, the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, described Musa Muhammed as somebody blessed with knowledge.
In the message, MMPN Chairman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the Muslim community had lost a great scholar whose wealth of knowledge was a blessing to the Muslim community. See Excerpts:
“This is really sad coming less than two months to the holy month of Ramadan where the Imam personally conducted Tafsir sessions for muslim men and women, including weekly sermons.”
The statement said he was a very kind- hearted and generous scholar, who combined humility and knowledge with philanthropy.
Musa Muhammed was born on April 11, 1947 and hailed from Jos North in Plateau State.
He is survived by four wives and 14 children.