Hajj Agency donates 200 million Naira Mosque to Lagos
Qazim Akinreti, Lagos
Nigerian Muslims in Ajegunle suburb of Lagos have been provided with an Ultra modern Mosque worth 200 million naira for the promotion of spiritual and Islamic knowledge.
The Mosque complex was sponsored by the Chairman of one of the foremost Hajj operators in Nigeria, Al Hujjaj International Tour and Travels, Alhaji Abdul Jeleel Animashaun in memory of his late mother, Alhaja Nimotallah Animashaun.
The mosque built as Zadakatul Jariah Ceaseless Charity was commissioned by the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and her Ogun state counterpart Alhaja Naimot Salako Oyedele, with the support of notable ulamas in the Southwest of the country.
The two-storey mosque had the capacity to accommodate over 200 worshippers. Speaking at the inauguration of the mosque Alhaji Abdul Jeleel Animashaun said: “This is the fourth mosque built purely for the service of Allah. Two in Lekki, one in Surulere and now we are here again in Ajegunle in memory of my late mother, Alhaja Nimatallahi Animashaun. We will continue to do our best in the service of Almighty Allah and we pray Allah accept it as act of ibadah, Amin,” he said.
Place to acquire knowledge
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Hamzat, congratulated the Muslim ummah for having another magnificent place of worship in the heart of the Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos.
He said that the mosque complex which also houses Darul Falah Arabic and Islamic Studies would not only help to engage the young Muslims in acquiring knowledge of the Quran but would also assist in reducing crime rate in the society.
A place of Unity
The Deputy President General (South), Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji AbdulRazak Oladejo remarked that the mosque is a hub for spiritual and social activities, bringing together Muslims from different background in the worship of Allah.
He called on the Imam of the mosque Sheikh Musa Agboola to use the masjid to foster the unity of Muslims in the area.
Alhaji Oladejo who is also the President of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria, MUSWEN, said: “Mosques are not individual venture. Anyone who built a mosque did it for Allah’s sake and for the use of the Ummah.”
Among eminent islamic scholars that witnessed the official commissioning were international preacher, Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello, Mudir, Markaz Arabic and Islamic Institution, Agege, Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory, Imam Gbajabiamila who represented the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaiman Abuo Nolla, Sheikh Musa Agboola, Chief Imam of Badagry, Sheikh Abdul Hakeem Ishola Uwais Akewusola, Sheikh Abdullah Gbade Akinbode among other eminent scholars.
Sheikh Muhydeen Bello delivered the lecture of the day as Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory, led the Jumaat prayer.