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Vice President Bawumia joins thousands of Muslims to observe Janaaiza for National Chief Imam’s wife

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia joined thousands of Muslims from all walks of life on Wednesday afternoon to observe the Janaza prayers for Hajia Rahmatu Tahwee Sheikh Sharubutu, wife of National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.

Hajia Rahmatu, the second wife of Imam, passed away on Wednesday morning in Accra.

The Janaaiza, a mandatory pre-burial prayer in Islamic tradition, seeks Allah’s mercy for the deceased before their burial.

Bawumia was among the throngs who turned up to pay respects to Hajia Rahmatu, fondly called “Hajia Amaria,” as the Chief Imam himself led the solemn prayers.

In keeping with Islamic custom, Hajia Rahmatu was laid to rest immediately following the Janaaiza rituals, which were led by Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, himself.

Her passing has drawn an outpouring of grief from Ghana’s Muslim community. The Chief Imam’s office had earlier announced the death “with great sadness and a heavy heart.”

Hajia Rahmatu was the second wife of the 104-year-old Sheikh Sharubutu, who has headed the National Chief Imam position since 1993 as the supreme leader of Muslims in the nation.

The Vice President’s attendance and participation in the burial rites highlight the revered stature of the Chief Imam among both religious and government leadership in Ghana.

Further details about memorial services and arrangements are expected in the coming days as families and the Islamic community mourn Hajia Rahmatu’s passing.

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