The National Chief Imam, His Eminence Usmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, has commiserated with the Asantehene over the demise of the Ashanti Regional Zango Chief, Sultan Umar Farouk.
The late Sultan, who was a close ally of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, died on Thursday, February 23 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness.
A Muslim delegation led by the National Chief Imam, the President of Tijaniyya Movement in Ghana, Sheikh Abdul Wadud Haroun Ciessey, and Alhaji Abdullah Ali Barry, Zango Development Chief (Nkosuohene) paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace.
“I know the strong ties between you (Asantehene) and the late regional Zango Chief. His death will obviously come as a big blow to you,” the National Chief Imam said through his spokesperson, Sheikh Armeyaw Shuaib.
“Allah is the one who gives and takes so we just have to thank Allah for a life well lived by the late Sultan Umar Farouk. It is important I come here, in person, to console you. The Muslim community in general has lost a good man.”
His Eminence Dr Sharubutu prayed for the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the entire the Asanteman for good health and sustainable peace.
The late Ashanti Regional Sarkin Zango, Sultan Umar Farouk, has since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
By Ibrahim Abubakar|TV3|3news.com|Ghana