The mortal remains of the late Maulvi Dr Wahab Adam, Ameer and Missionary in-charge of the Ahmadiyya Mission of Ghana was on Wednesday laid at the forecourt of the State House for a four-hour burial service and the Muslim Janazah prayers.
The remains, after the service was then taken to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Cemetery at Kosoa, in the Central Region where he would be laid to rest.
Dignitaries, who paid their last respect to the late Ameer included, Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Authur, local and foreign Missionaries, Religious leaders, Members of the various political parties, Speaker and Members of Parliament, Chiefs and Christian leaders.
In a tribute read on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama and Vice President Amissah-Authur, Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Information and Media Relation, said the late Maulvi Adam would forever be remembered for his passion of bringing Muslims and Christians together.
He said his performance at the National Reconciliation Commission has left an indelible mark in the country, adding that, this has made him a recipient of numerous international awards”.
Mr. Ayariga said the late Ameer had paid his dues to Ghana and Ghanaians must uphold his statue and virtues, which can be used for his remembrance.
On behalf of the National Chief Imam, Sheik Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, Alhaji Mohammed Gado, in a tribute, described the late Maulvi Adam as a great man of wisdom, unifier, leader, teacher, disciplinarian and a man of many paths.
He said the late Ameer played a key role in the activities of the Ghana Conference of Religious Peace (GCRP) and was the first Muslim to occupy the seat as the President, which the GCRP had never regretted, adding, “His legacy shall inspire the Muslim Community in Ghana.”
Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of the Christian Council, on behalf of the council, noted that late Maulvi Adam had shown the world that people with religious divergence can live together for national development.
Rev Professor Emmanuel Asante-Antwi on behalf of the National Peace Council said the late Ameer was a key member of the council and was always ready to work with all to ensure peace in the country.
He described him as a man, who was living by his words and truth and that his departure is a big blow to the crusaders of peace.
Sharing some interesting moments, Mr Hassan Wahab, second son of the late Ameer, recalled a suggestion made to his late dad not to give out his cell telephone numbers to everyone he meets, but the dad replied him saying, “I am the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, and if anybody wants to speak to me, he should have access to me.”
He described his father as a generous and hardworking man and of good humour, who used his life experience to guide them as his children.
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