Fo­rum com­mis­er­ates with Mus­lims on hajj tragedy

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Sher­i­fat Amako

The Abuja Mus­lim Fo­rum has con­doled with the en­tire Mus­lim Ummah over the loss of over 750 pil­grims in Saudi Ara­bia.

A state­ment from the fo­rum signed by Bar­ris­ter Muham­mad Shehu, on be­half of the Amir, said they were how­ever con­soled by the fact that ev­ery­one who died is a mar­tyr and is there­fore in the bossom of the Lord.

“We be­lieve that noth­ing hap­pens with­out the des­tiny of Al­lah (SWT), and we there­fore sub­mit this in the hands of Al­lah. We lost prom­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties like Pro­fes­sor Ti­j­jani Al-Miskin, an eru­dite scholar; Ha­jiya Bi­lik­isu, the first fe­male news­pa­per editor from the North; the Emir of Zing; the chief Imam of the Sultan’s mosque in Sokoto; Honourable Jus­tices Ab­dulka­dir Jega JCA, and Musa Has­san Al­kali JCA, and a host of oth­ers. May Al­lah have mercy on them,’’ the state­ment said.

The group also con­doled with the fam­i­lies and re­la­tions of the dead, say­ing, “This is the time for prayers, sober re­flec­tions and plans on how to avert these in­ci­dences as­so­ci­ated with crowd con­trol in the holy land.”

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