LEMU annual conference analyses funeral rites in Islam
The Lekki Muslim Ummah (LEMU), an umbrella organisation for all Muslims in the Lekki Peninsula area of Lagos State, Nigeria, has organised a seminar on funeral rites in Islam for Imams in Lagos State.
The seminar took place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the premises of the Lekki Central Mosque, Lekki, Lagos.
Funeral rites is one of the controversial issues among the Muslim ummah, especially in southwest Nigeria where many alien practices have been introduced to it.
The training session was facilitated by two respected Islamic scholars: Prof. AbdulGaniy Akorede Agbarigidoma of Al-Hikmah University and Sheikh Tajudeen Abdulkareem Al-Adaby, Mudeer, Modrasatul Khairul Adaby, Ibadan.
They spoke on the topics, ‘Rights of the Deceased’ and ‘Responsibilities of the Bereaved’ respectively.
Other discussants at the event included Sheikh Ishaq Adebayo Tejidini, National Missioner, Rahmat Islamiyyah Society of Nigeria and Sheikh Qamardeen Ajala, Chief Imam, Ajadi Lawal Central Mosque.
The capacity building programme is held yearly under the banner of Annual Imams Conference.