Following the announcement by Abiola Ajimobi’s family that the remains of the late former governor of Oyo state would be interred on Sunday, June 28, inside a mosque, Nigerian Muslims have expressed their concerns.
Fidelinfo reports that the late Ajimobi’s media aide, Bolaji Tunji, said his former boss would be buried at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque, Oke-Ado, Ibadan by 12 noon.
He said that details of the burial ceremony were worked out by the family in consultation with the Lagos and Oyo state governments.
Some Nigerian Muslims described the move by Ajimobi’s family to bury the former governor in the mosque as a forbidden act, adding that such action would render the mosque useless.
According to the report, while reacting to the development, an Islamic cleric, Ustadh IbrahimTijaani, said Prophet Muhammad forbade Muslims from burying their dead inside the mosque and building mosque over graves, adding that the prophet of Allah cursed whoever buries their dead in the mosque.
Source close to the family of the deceased as said that, the wife of the late governor Florence Ajimobi and his daughter has disagree with the family member and A prominent Islamic Sheikh Ajani Bello who happens to be the spiritual father and leader of the late Ajimobi who also pleaded that he should be buried elsewhere but not at the mosque.
The wife insisted, saying she’s the wife and the next of kin to the late Abiola Ajimobi, and that her decision is final supported by Ajimobi’s first Daughter.
As at the time of filing this report, The family member are still pleading with the wife and close family to persuade the widow to renege on her earlier assertion before 12 noon tomorrow which was earlier announced.