The feat of much and widely appreciated exhumation and reburial processions for the corpse of the late Ahmad Kunle Abdul Salam, a lecturer with Kwara State College of Education Oro who 48 days ago mysteriously struck dead by thunder strikes wasn’t achieved on plater of golds as it cost threats on lives of whoever intend to embark on such exercise including that of Imam Abubakar Ali-Agan led committee which championed the exercise. The Islamic Studies lecturer popularly called NAQEEB by his admirers explained in an online narration of the event which he personally released on social media that the cause cost imminence to their lives as the Shango Worshippers threatened with death as penalty for anyone who dares attempt exhumation of late Ahmad Abdul Salam’s corpse for reburial in Muslims way.
He expressed “Ahmad Kunle Abdusalam died as a result of lightening 47 days ago. Yoruba traditional worshippers performed ritual concoctions on him believing that his death was not natural. He was taken to the Muslim Cemetery to be buried after his body was rubbed with the blood of pigs and dogs
Imam Ali-Agan Led Muslims to Rebury Thunder-Striken Dead Lecturer in Ilorin Muslim Cemetery
This is not acceptable in Islam we explained. A member of his family then instructed that they should take him to another cemetery where he was buried according to the traditionalists. However the deceased died as a Muslim. He must be buried according to the dictate of Islam, we insisted.
At a point we warned to stop further actions by the ritualists through some munafiqun. We were warned that if we attempt the exhumation we shall die in the process. Oh what a good way to die, we exclaimed.
We reported the matter to the authorities concerned in the state. We got permission to exhume his body. At the appointed date we were not shown the grave by his family members because they were told they will die instantly . So we opted for the prayer in absentia. Salatul gayb. Fortunately for this brother, some concerned brothers in Saudi Arabia who were following the event also conducted the prayer on him
Still not satisfied we launched series of campaign for his exhumation. We got police permit for the exercise. To Allah be the credit for after 47 days we are able to locate his grave and we found his body intact, he was exhumed and buried according to the Islamic rites at the Muslim Cemetery Ilorin.”
Explaining how the whole scenario almost smear the image of Ilorin Islamic heritage, the courageous Islamic scholar said, “At a point, the Ilorin Islamic cultural heritage was almost rubbished. Our Father the Imam Imale had come to air to put the record straight. Today’s exercise is a victory over the Shango worshippers by the fearless Ilorin warriors.”
Meanwhile, the reburial Janazah prayer for the deceased was led by the Chief Imam of Unilorin Central Mosque Prof. A.G.AS. Oladosu and was fully attended by Islam faithfuls from far and near having announced on the radio prior the time.