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Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Worldtopnewsng: 8:23am On Dec 24, 2020
A renowned Islamic scholar and retired justice, Ahmed Lemu, died on Thursday.

He died at the age of 91 in Minna, Niger State.

His son, Nurudeen, announced the death on behalf of his family.

“It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr. Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna. Burial arrangements to be announced later,” he said.

Lemu is one of the two Nigerians who have won King Faisal Prize.

He chaired the Presidential Panel on Post-Election Violence in Nigeria in 2011. He was also a member of the Nigerian Council of Religions, the Presidential Council for Youth Development, and various other national committees and councils.

Born in Niger State, Sheikh Lemu started his career as a teacher under the Bida Native Authority. He was a principal of two famous centers of learning in northern Nigeria: the School for Arabic Studies (SAS), Kano; and the Arabic Teachers’ College, Sokoto.

Lemu also served in the Judiciary, first as a Shar’ia judge at the Court of Appeals in the States of Sokoto and Niger (1976 – 1977), then as Chief Shar’ia Judge at the Court of Appeals in Niger State (1976 – 1991).

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10 Things To Know About Late Justice Ahmed Lemu

Justice Ahmed Lemu died on Thursday morning at the age of 91.

A family member, Maryam Lemu, announced this on her Facebook page Thursday morning.

“Inna lillahi wa inna liayhi raji’un. It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr. Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna.

“Burial arrangements to be announced later,” she said.

Below are few things you should know about the late Islamic scholar:

1. Dr. Shaikh Ahmed Lemu was born in Lemu (Niger State), Nigeria, on 21/12/1929.

2. He received his early education at the Quranic School in 1932, followed by the elementary school (1939), then the intermediate school (currently the Government College) in Lemu, from which he obtained his intermediate school certificate in 1948. Thereafter, he joined the School of Shari’a Law (currently the School of Arabic Studies) in Lemu from which he obtained Middle (1950) and High (1952) Teachers’ Certificate (Level Two) in Arabic Language, Islamic Studies, Shari’a Jurisdiction and General Education.

3. In 1954, he went to the United Kingdom to study at London University’s School of African and Oriental Studies. He obtained the certificate of General Education (Advanced Level) in History, Arabic, Hausa and Persian Languages in 1961, and Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in African and Oriental Studies in 1964.

4. Lemu served in the field of education for more than half a century, during which he undertook various teaching and educational responsibilities. He started as a teacher of Arabic language, English language and Islamic studies at the Government Secondary School in Bida between 1953-1960. In 1960, he became senior teacher of Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Education, and supervisor at the School of Arabic Studies in Kano, then Director of the school and Deputy Director of Government Secondary Education in 1965. He became Dean of the Arabic Teachers’ College in 1966, Senior Inspector of Education in 1970 and Chief Inspector of Education for Sokoto State in North West Nigeria between 1971 – 1973. He also served as Technical Director (1974-1975) and Director of Educational Planning (1975-1976) in the State. In 2009, he was appointed Consultant at Fountain University in Osogbo, Nigeria.

5. In addition to his major role in teaching and education, Lemu has also served in the Judiciary, first as a Shar’ia judge at the Court of Appeals in the States of Sokoto and Niger (1976 – 1977) then as Chief Shar’ia Judge at the Court of Appeals in Niger State (1976 – 1991).

6. Dr. Shaikh Ahmed Lemu has also made significant contributions towards official efforts pertaining to security, reconciliation and dialogue during security challenges in Northern Nigeria. He was a member of the Nigerian Council of Religions, the Presidential Council for Youth Development, the Presidential Experts Committee for National Security and various other national committees and councils.

7. Lemu was a renowned Islamic scholar, known and respected by West African Muslims and throughout the Islamic world. He was a composed intellectual, a devout Muslim and an advocate of moderation, justice and open-mindedness. He was also a strong supporter of women’s rights. His relentless efforts to advance Islamic education, development and Da’wa (call to Islam) are evident from his publications, countless lectures, seminars and classes, and active participation in national, regional and international Islamic conferences and events.

8. He was a member of several international Islamic organisations worldwide, and author or editor of many books and school references which aim, along with his lecturers and classes, to promote and re-enforce the proper understanding of Islam and expand knowledge of the Islamic creed.

9. He was also known for his deep involvement in Islamic humanitarian activities. He is the Founder and President of the Islamic Education Trust in Nigeria and a member of several other humanitarian societies and endowments that serve Muslims in his country.

10. Lemu’s immense contributions have earned him several prizes and accolades, including, among others, the Prize of Merit from the Government of Niger State in 1991; the Nigerian National Order by former Nigerian President Abdulsalami AbuBakar in 1999 and former Nigerian President Obasanjo in 2001; Honorary Doctorate Degree from Uthman Danfodiyo University (1996); Honorary Doctorate Degree from Osogbo University (2011) and Honorary Doctorate Degree from Al-Hilal University (2013).

https://dailytrust.com/10-things-to-know-about-late-justice-ahmed-lemu

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by EjaikreTheViper(f): 12:31pm On Dec 24, 2020
Is there anything useful to learn about an Islamic scholar?

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by bro4u: 12:31pm On Dec 24, 2020
Ok... May Allah Grant him punnattul fidaus

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by IMASTEX: 12:31pm On Dec 24, 2020
Rip

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Tonyspecial(m): 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020
May almighty Allah accepts his soul

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by bigdammyj: 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020
Noted

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by adeniyi3971(m): 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020
RIP

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by candy404(f): 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by edlion57(m): 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020
Next u will see,is that he died of covid 19 complications
Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by MutualRetail: 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020
May Allah his effort towards the propagation of God's word Never go in vain.
RIP

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by gafman222: 12:32pm On Dec 24, 2020
Rest In Peace

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Patrioticman007(m): 12:33pm On Dec 24, 2020
May Allah forgive him. This is what Northern Nigeria is known for (intellectual development & farming) not banditry & boko boy of nowadays.

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Pierocash(m): 12:33pm On Dec 24, 2020
That is there family business. One of those that ruined this nation with biased judgement.

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by habtund(f): 12:33pm On Dec 24, 2020
May Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljannah fridaous

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by FarahAideed: 12:33pm On Dec 24, 2020
erudite wise scholar ..I always enjoyed his interviews ...

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Sirmuel1(m): 12:33pm On Dec 24, 2020
EjaikreTheViper:
Is there anything useful to learn about an Islamic scholar?


They're coming for you

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by brownemmanuel43(m): 12:34pm On Dec 24, 2020
A bag of rice now is 22,500
Min order: 5
We can deliver to any part of the country
Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Ayandokun2000: 12:34pm On Dec 24, 2020
This bin laden family again undecided

May his soul rest in PIECES undecided

Religion that teaches;




How to kill your fellow men all in the name of "virgins awaits you" in their so called paradise undecided

How to fight for/defend their God through bloodshed because their God is blind,deaf, lame etc...he can't fight for himself

How to be a terrorist and disturb the peace of your country all in the name of fighting for their God

How to abduct and kidnap underage girls and forcefully wife them... raping them against their wish...what do u expect when their MOHAMMED was a pedophile (started raping AISHA since she was 9 yrs old undecided)

Religion of pieces

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Btruth: 12:34pm On Dec 24, 2020
I hope it is not Covid-19?
Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by oluseyiforjesus(m): 12:34pm On Dec 24, 2020
He's a man with dignity
I know him wen I was in minna

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Harunabisanti(m): 12:34pm On Dec 24, 2020
May his gentle soul rest in Jannatul Firdausi and may God forgives him all his short comings. We will really missed him.

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Nobody: 12:35pm On Dec 24, 2020
Lemme just say

RIP

and gerrout
Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by SoftP(m): 12:36pm On Dec 24, 2020
How many innocent persons did he sentenced to death!

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Sufisunni: 12:36pm On Dec 24, 2020
May his soul rest in perfect peace

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Re: Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies At 91: 10 Things To Know About The Late Islamic Scholar by Night0307: 12:38pm On Dec 24, 2020
Well Lemu means Orange by the way.

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