WE MOURN SHAYKH TURETA
The death of Kaduna-based Shaykh Abubakar Tureta has been announced. He died yesterday at Garkuwa Hospital, Kaduna, at the age of 74. He had been battling with injuries he sustained in an accident three years ago.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) is deeply saddened by Shaykh Tureta’s death. We commiserate with the Governor and people of Kaduna State over this irreplaceable loss.
Shaykh Abubakar Tureta was an ocean of knowledge, a teacher of teachers, a powerful orator and a model nulli secundus. He was a friend, an admirer and a mentor of MURIC. We will definitely miss his warmth, his kindness and his disarming smile.
Our hearts are heavy with grief today but we take solace in the Islamic fatalistic philosophy of death. We condole with the family on the occasion of this huge loss. We urge his children, particularly the eldest son, Justice Salisu Abubakar Tureta, to continue from where the Shaykh stopped.
Finally, we pray that Almighty Allah forgives our dear Shaykh. May divine mercy be showered on him from the day he entered the grave till the Day of Resurrection.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)