June 24, 2014

Parliament on Tuesday eulogized the late Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam, the Ameer in-charge of Ahmadiya Muslim Mission in Ghana, who died last Sunday.

Virtues that run through tributes from the Legislators were the late leader’s humility with which he served Ghana and his peaceful nature.

Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam died on June 22, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, leaving behind a wife and seven children.

His burial has been fixed for Wednesday June 25, at Ahmadiyya Cemetery at Kasoa in the Central Region, after pre-burial ceremony at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra.

Maulvi Dr Wahab Adam was born in December, 1944, at Brofeyedur – Adansi in the Ashanti Region. He attended T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School, Kumasi and to Ahmadiyya Muslim Seminary and Ahmadiyya Theological University, in Pakistan.

Over there, Maulvi was seen most in white shirts and pair of white sandals, during his lifetime, signifying peace.

He received a Diploma in Arabic and Honours Degree in Theology and Islamic Jurisprudence in 1960.

After serving as the Brong-Ahafo Regional Missionary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission from 1960 – 1969, he became the Principal of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Missionary Training College at Saltpond. In 1971, he was appointed to the high office of the Deputy Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission of the United Kingdom.

He was subsequently promoted to the position of Ameer (Head) and Missionary-in-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana.

He supervised the affairs of the Mission with distinction since 1975, was active in the establishment of the Halal Committee that advocated the national holidays for Muslim festivities.

The Member of Parliament for Wa East Hon. Ameenu Salifu, delivering a statement in the memory of the late Dr Adam, commended the efforts of the great leader in ensuring development in all the areas he served steered and was very instrumental in the establishment of the Halal Committee that advocated the national holidays for Muslim festivities.

Second Deputy Minority Chief Whip Mr. Ignatius Baafour Awuah, noted that the humility with which he conducted himself endeared many people to him and also saw to the development of parts of Berekum where he served previously.

MP for Nadowli-Kaleo Hon. Alban Kingsford Bagbin, said: “We eulogise and celebrate the life of one of our illustrious sons, who has transited into internal glory,” adding that the late Maulvi had an aura of being genteel, soft-spoken and was a very inspirational leader.

Minority Leader Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensa- Bonsu, said: “The entire nation has lost a great man,” describing him as an epitome of humility, simplicity and peace.”

The House observed a minute-silence in memory of the late Mauvi, after which Mr. Edward Doe Adjaho, Speaker declared:” Surely, we’re from Allah, and to him we will return.”