Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu: National Chief Imam turns 102

Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu: National Chief Imam turns 102

- Ghana's National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has turned 102 years old

- Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu was born on April 23, 1919

- Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has paid homage to him in a post on his Facebook page

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Ghana's National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has turned 102 years old today, April 23, 2021.

The Muslim cleric who has become synonymous with peace and humility is celebrated for his selfless leadership and service to humanity.

The West African nation Ghana has depended on his authoritative voice, and calm but presiding presence to resolve issues in times of turbulent national unrest and disputes.

Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu: National Chief Imam turns 102
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As he turns 102 years old today, April 23, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has been celebrated by many, especially people belonging to the Islamic faith.

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has taken to social media to pay homage to the acclaimed Muslim leader.

Taking to his Facebook page, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia wrote ''Happy birthday to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.''

The vice-president's post has garnered thousands of reactions and birthday compliments from Ghanaians and his followers alike.

YEN.com.gh has selected some of the best comments below.

Joshua Banyan writes ''Happy birthday to you Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu. I wish you more years to impact more to the people of Ghana and the world at large.''

Mary Adobea Danquah indicated that the Chief Imam is loved.

''Happy birthday Papa, may Almighty God continue to shower you with his blessings. We love you very much.''

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''Happy Birthday to our venerable National Chief Imam. May Allah continue to guide and protect you to witness the first Muslim president,'' Abdulai Mohammed Rabiu Gaalah said.

Olivia Acheampong rightly indicated that the Chief Imam is one of the most respected people in the country.

''Happy birthday to one of the most respected person can I say on earth May Allah continue to bless you abundantly.''

Baba Ahmed was stunned by the news that the renowned Islamic cleric has turned 102 years.

He writes, ''Wow! Our blessed Sheikh is indeed a blessed man. Am wishing him good health and life to accomplish his mission on earth. Happy birthday His Eminence Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu.''

Biography

Born in Accra cow-lane on April 23, 1919, Sheikh Imam Nuhu Sharubutu is the son of Sheikh Imam Nuhu Sharubutu who served as Imam-Raatib (regular or residential Imam) of the Accra Central Mosque from the late 1960s to 1982 before his demise.

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His mother, Hajia Ayishatu Abbass, famously known as Mma Tasidi, also contributed greatly to his moral and psychological development by ensuring that he had the proper home upbringing to go side with Islamic Education.

Adult life

In 1974, Sheikh Osmanu accepted to become the deputy Greater Accra Region Chief Imam of Ghana, deputising his cousin, Sheikh Imam Muhammed Mukhtar Abbas who succeeded his father.

He served as the acting Greater Accra Regional Chief Imam until 1993 when he was ceremoniously appointed as the National Chief Imam to head the Muslim communities in Ghana.

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