Awobadejo thanks Allah, mark’s 60th with Qur’an competition
In an emotion-laden speech, Alhaji Awobadejo broke down in tears of joy as he appreciated Allah swt for preserving his life.
“I give thanks to Allah for HIS Mercy and blessings on me and my family. My father couldn’t get to this age before he answered the call of Allah but here I am today clocking 60. This is solely by Allah’s Rahmah.
“The Qur’an competition is to give thanks to Allah and also to get more reward from Allah. I sincerely appreciate all that have honoured me with their presence, my family and the organising committee for their commitment towards bringing this event to reality.
As a means of appreciating Allah, one person in the hall today will be going for an all expenses-paid Hajj 2020.” Awobadejo promised.
Those who took 4th to 10th positions too got mini-tabs and 5,000 each alongside copies of the glorious Qur’an, while the remaining eight got N5,000 each and other consolation prizes.
The panel led by Imam Tohir Idris Hassan also had Ustadh Yahya Muhammad and Ustadh Aminu Muhammad Uthman.
Another high point of the event was the Hajj sponsorship ticket won by the publisher of The Muslim News.
The winner of the Hajj slot, Mallam Rasheed Abubakar was quite surprised to hear his name as the winner.
He said, “I am highly elated. It is a great news and sincerely speaking, I am short of words. I don’t even know what to say. This is just like a dream come true. Alhamdulillah.
“Going for Hajj is just like establishing a pillar of Islam and the dream is coming to reality. I specially thank Allah and Alhaji Awobadejo for this and I pray that Allah will continue to bless and reward him abundantly.”