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Nigerian Islamic Scholars Rally To Honour Late Prof. Abdul’s Legacy 

Islamic scholars from across Nigeria convened in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State  to pay homage to the late Prof. M.O.A Abdul, lauding his pivotal role as a pioneer in Arabic and Islamic studies within the country. 

The occasion, marked by a public book presentation organized by the Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS) at the Tai Solarin University of Education, celebrated the enduring influence of Prof. Abdul’s contributions.

During the event, Prof. Dawud Noibi, a distinguished figure in Arabic and Islamic studies, delivered a profound keynote speech urging Muslims to actively engage in community development and humanitarian efforts. 

Reflecting on Prof. Abdul’s teachings, Noibi emphasized the importance of integrating teachings on life after death into educational curricula, underscoring Abdul’s dedication to holistic learning.

Renowned for his gentle demeanour and commitment to interfaith cooperation, Prof. Abdul left an indelible mark as a mentor and intellectual luminary.

 Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, hailed Prof. Abdul as a beacon of Arabic and Islamic education, highlighting his enduring impact on spiritual enlightenment through his writings.

In recognition of Prof. Abdul’s legacy, NATAIS compiled a comprehensive book titled “Ascendancy of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Nigeria,” showcasing his profound influence on generations of scholars.

 Prof. Musa Abdulraheem, President of NATAIS, emphasized the importance of preserving Abdul’s contributions and solicited continued support for the association’s mission.

The book, meticulously edited and contributed to by former students and beneficiaries of Prof. Abdul, garnered praise from figures across academia and religious circles. 

Alhaji Rafiu Ebiti, Deputy President 1 of MUSWEN, commended Prof. Abdul’s unparalleled contributions to Arabic and Islamic studies, noting the recent dedication of the University of Ibadan Muslim Community Centre in his honor.

As a testament to Prof. Abdul’s enduring legacy, the book serves as a testament to his enduring legacy, inspiring future generations to emulate his selfless dedication to scholarship and service. 

Goodwill messages poured in from esteemed scholars and dignitaries, affirming Prof. Abdul’s profound impact on the academic and spiritual landscape of Nigeria.

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