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Moonlight photographer loses Mum, holds Fidau prayer

…as cleric admonishes Nigerians to desist from evil acts
Isiaq Alafinju

Late Hajia Rabiatu Ajiun Gidado Oladipo
Says, “Nigerians, particularly Muslims should desist from any act that can deny them Allah’s mercy here and in the hereafter”.

The above were the words of Khalifa AdullahiOloyin, an Ilorin based Islamic cleric during his sermon at the final Fidau prayer of Hajia Rabiatu Ajiun Gidado Oladipo, the Mother of National Moonlight photographer, Mallam Jubril Oladipo, on Saturday at Okekere Mosque in Ilorin.

He advised Nigerians to accept God’s judgment and always give praise to him in whatever condition they find themselves, saying such would make them receive God’s blessing in this life and hereafter.

The cleric called on Muslims to let the fear of Allah be their guide and learn how to promote values and teachings of their religion for the betterment of the society at large and their own future in particular.

Oloyin cautioned parents to desist from cursing or using abusive words on their wards, noting that if they were properly brought up by the words of Allah, there would be no problem.

“I want to use this opportunity to urge our society to bring up our children and cultivate in them the fear of Allah, once they get this right, it would be difficult for them to misbehave”.

He urged the deceased’s children to take solace in the reality that the deceased lived a worthy life , advising that they should ensure that they remain united, adding that they should further strengthen their unity in appreciation of the tireless efforts of their mother.

The Fidau prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Okekere Mosque, Alhaji Abdulrafiu Alaro, supported by other Imams and clerics; special prayer was offered for the deceased with recitation of some selected verses of the Qur’an, stressing the inevitability of death.

Imam Okekere emphasized on unity and harmonious relationship among the children of the deceased and the family at large, saying this is the time for every family members to building on the deceased’s attitudes.
He described the deceased has a devoted Muslim, who used her lifetime for the service of Allah, following the steps of the holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW).

Speaking with NATIONAL MOONLIGHT, one of the sons of the deceased and a staff of this medium, Mallam Jubril Oladipo, explained that they were going to miss her motherly advice, pointing out that each time they come around she would call them and ask many things.

Oladipo described her as a woman of vision who had a good relationship with every other family member and even outsiders, adding that she had played her own role, ‘we pray that those of us left behind would able to emulate her ideals, but I am surely going to miss her’.

He promised that the children and other family members would unite to emulate her ideals and beliefs.  
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