Hajia Ghaniyyah Sulaimon-Olokodana, the Amirah of the Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness (MICA), has returned to her Creator.
She died in the early hours of Thursday after a brief illness and her demise was confirmed by the organization in a statement, which read:
“Innalillahi wa Inna ilaihi Rajihun! We announce with sadness the departure of our sister Ghaniyyah Sulaiman-Olokodana, our impactful Amirah.
“Our prayers during this difficult time go to our brother, the entire family, friends and students of Ghaniyyah Sulaiman-Olokodana. May Allah grant us all the fortitude to bear the loss. Allahumma igfirLLaha war’hamha. May Allah grant her Jannat Al-Firdaus. Amen.”
It was gathered that she was buried later on Thursday at Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos, after janazah – funeral prayer which was led by Sheikh Abdur Rahman Ahmad, National Missioner of Ansar-UD-Deen Society of Nigeria, at the same venue.
Sheikh Ahmad sympathized with her family, MICA, “I have known her since she got married about 24 years ago. She came across to me as a wife and mother. She was very articulate, intelligent and hardworking.
“Ghaniyyah was very devoted to her family and very active indeed. She was a clinical psychologist by training, a supportive wife to her husband particularly and family. We’ll certainly miss her. And her demise will create a vacuum. May Allah forgive her. May He take care of everything she left behind,” he added.
While on earth, she rendered selfless services in the cause of Allah. She maintained a close relationship with notable Islamic organizations, among them is Hijab Rights Advocacy Initiative (HRIA), where she was a member of the board of trustees.
May Allah be Pleased with her and grant her Jannatul Firdaus.
Edited by: Zainab .Y. Hamza