One of the Imams of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Juma’at/Central Mosque, Sheikh Mustapha Isa Qasim, died during the early hours of Wednesday.
Sheikh Qasim died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria after being admitted for the treatment of an undisclosed ailment.
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Sheikh Qasim’s prominence in Islamic propagation began at the Bayero University Kano (BUK) where he served as the Ameer (President) of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) in the early 1980s.
After graduating with BA in Islamic Studies, he did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the National Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN), Zaria and was later retained as a fulltime staff.
He later joined ABU as a lecturer in the Islamic Studies Department and until his death, he was an associate professor in the same Department.
He had served as the Provost of A. D. Rufa’i College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Misau, Bauchi State before returning to ABU to continue work as a lecturer.