The flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Mahama, has sympathised with the family of the late Sheikh Kamal-Deen, Deputy National Chief Imam, following his passing over the weekend.
According to Mr Mahama, Sheikh Kamal-Deen was one of the great pillars behind the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Nuhu Sharubutu, and contributed immensely to the state of religious tolerance and cooperation the country enjoys.
“May Allah grant our late Sheikh Kamal-Deen Janatul Firdaus,” Mr Mahama posted on Facebook.
Sheikh Ahmad Kamaludeen died in the early hours of Saturday, 28 September 2019.
He was 103.
In line with Islamic tradition, a short funeral ceremony was held for him on the same day.
Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, a close friend of the deceased, led the prayers at the ceremony.
The remains of the Islamic cleric were later buried at the Awudome Cemetery following a long procession of Muslims who thronged the place to pay their last respects to the Islamic scholar.