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There is no envy but in two cases: a man whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it rightly, and a man whom Allah has given wisdom and he judges and teaches with it.” Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 73.

Islam teaches when a child is born; the child (male or female) should have a good name and sound education. “Keep a good name because, on the Day of Judgment, one shall be called by such name.  In another reported Hadith, names have a bearing in the earthly conduct of such child.”

Alhaja SALAMATU ADERINOKUN certainly was given a good name at birth by her parents, and the goodness of the name manifests in her life journeys, which explains her personality. Salamtu’s generosity towards Islamic causes and humanity is legendary. Her lifestyle story is akin to Umm Salamah, a high-ranking wife of the Prophet, whose father, Abu Umayyah, was among the most generous among the Arabs.   

Salamatu parents are cheerful givers and has retained the trait with increased tempo, thus when she recently turned sixty, her benevolence shone brightly as Islamic Clerics, Imams, Muslim leaders, business moguls, the crème de la crème of Nigerian banking and industry sectors converged on the venue for the Islamic prayer session of the events marking her sixtieth birthday.

She epitomizes courage, philanthropy and resilience. The promotion of Islam and charitable causes runs in her veins. She has over four decades of expertise in the Nigerian financial sector and sits on the board of reputable companies either as chairman, vice chairman or managing Director. She is the Grand Matron of the PEACE Magazine, an Independent Islamic News Magazine.

O Allah, continue to protect her from the evils in her front, behind her, her right, left, and above her. We seek refuge in Your Magnificence from her being taken unaware from beneath and protect her from the evils of man and jinns. Amin.

Abdussalam Abdulfattah.

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