- Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu is Ghana's National Chief Imam
- The renowned Islamic leader marked his 101st birthday on April 23, 2020
- YEN.com.gh takes a closer look at 10 remarkable achievements of Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu
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Ghana’s first National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, marked his 101st birthday on April 23, 2020.
The Chief Imam is widely celebrated and recognised across the country as an exceptional leader and an epitome of peace.
On Sunday, April 21, 2019, the Chief Imam joined a mass service at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra to mark his 100th birthday anniversary.
The Chief Imam was at Accra Cow-lane on April 23, 1919, to reputable parents from a well-cultured and knowledgeable house.
His father, Sheikh Imam Nuhu Sharubutu was the Imam-Raatib (regular or residential Imam) of the Accra Central Mosque in the late 1960s to 1982 before his demise while his mother, Hajja Ayishatu Abbass, known as Mma Tasidi, contributed immensely to his moral and psychological development.
Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has held the position as Chief Imam from 1993 to date and has chalked uncountable feats as a revered Islamic leader.
YEN.com.gh takes a closer look at 10 accomplishments of Ghana's first Chief Imam.
1. The establishment of the Office of the National Chief Imam of Ghana in 1992.
2. Engineered the realisation and manifestation of two (2) national holidays for Muslims in the official calendar of the Republic of Ghana
3. Establishment of seven Islamic schools including the Answaru-Deen Islamic School Complex, in the Greater Accra region
4.Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu self-trained, educated, sponsored and empowered over 50 well-disciplined and taught students in Islamic studies and they have become a force to reckon in the Muslim community in Ghana who have excelled in the field of Islamic knowledge and jurisprudence.
5. Personally promoted Islamic education and encouraged the establishment of a unique system of education in Ghana, the marriage of traditional Islamic institutions and secular education to promote the acquisition of both.
6. Personally promoted and encouraged mutual understanding, dialogue and peaceful coexistence between religions (Interfaith relations) and intra-religious belief (sects).
7.Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu self-sponsored (financially) hundreds of students to attain circular education in Ghana and abroad.
8. The establishment of an educational Trust Fund to support brilliant but needy students; the Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Education Trust Fund (SONSETFUND) www.sonsetfundgh.org
9. The establishment of an organisation that promotes peace, unity and sustainable peace in Ghana and abroad; the Islamic Peace and Security Council of Ghana (IPASEC), www.ipasecgh.org
10. The establishment of an orphanage to look after the education and welfare of homeless Muslim kids in Ghana; the Nuuru Usmaniya Foundation for Humanitarian Services and Development (NUSMA).
In a related story, Ghana’s National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu turned 101 years old on Thursday, 23 April 2020.
The Chief Imam is widely recognised across the country as an exceptional leader and an epitome of peace.
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