The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Muslim Community and Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) have commiserated with The Guardian over the death of its photo-journalist, Mr. Najeem Raheem, who answered the call of Allah in Ibadan and buried in line with Islamic dictates.
In a statement, the UNILAG Muslim community said: “We received with shock and disbelief the news of the sudden demise of The Guardian photo-journalist, Mr. Raheem.
“The late photo-journalist was a workaholic, always full of life, ever smiling, friendly, professional and extremely courteous. There wasn’t any event to which our community invited him that he didn’t honour.
“We pray to Allah to be with his wife and children.”
ALSO, a statement by MMPN National President, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said: “We condole with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), MMPN, The Guardian, family and friends of our dear brother, Raheem.
“May Allah forgive his shortcomings, have mercy on him, keep him safe and free from the troubles of barzakh, honour the place where he will settle; wash him with water and snow and cleanse his sins as a white garment is cleansed of dirt.
“May Allah grant the family in particular, and the Ummah in general, the fortitude to bear the departure of Najeem Raheem, a dedicated, committed, ever-friendly and jovial yet humble and devoted servant of Allah,” the statement said.
By Waliat Musa