A special lecture was organized to mark the 100th birthday celebration of the National Chief Imam at Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
Top dignitaries present at the occasion were Vice President, H.E Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, H.E. Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, former President H.E John Dramani Mahama and many other invited dignitaries.
The National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu is celebrating his 100 years today, April 23.
Below are pictures from the Special Lecture of National Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, in Accra.
Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu was appointed in 1988, to that position by the Council of Muslim Chiefs under the leadership of Chief Amida Braimah.
The critical contribution of Sheikh Sharubutu to the institution of the National Chief Imamship was to revolutionize and make it acceptable to Ghanaians. He brought to it charisma, leadership, respect and drive, that have never be known in Imamship in Ghana. He made it the centre piece of recognition of Islam and Ghana Muslims not only in Ghana but all over the world.
To consolidate the institution, Sheikh Sharubutu, on his own and with his own resources organize the first conference of Regional Chief Imams, which meet annually on rotational basis to discuss matters of mutual interest. This action brought solidarity and understanding among the Regional Chief Imams and greater respect for the Sheikh.