A N200 million ultra modern mosque has been commissioned for prayers and Islamic knowledge learning for Muslims in Ajegunle.
The mosque complex was sponsored by the Chairman of foremost Hajj operating company, Al Hujjaj International Tours and Travels, Alhaji Abdul Jeleel Animashaun in memory of his late mother, Alhaja Nimotallahi Animashaun.
The mosques built as Zadakatul Jariah was commissioned by the Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamsat and his Ogun states counterpart, Alhaja Naimot Salako-Oyedele with the support of notable Ulamas in the southwest of the country.
The two-storey mosque had the capacity to accommodate over 200 worshippers.
Speaking at the inauguration of the mosque, Alhaji Abdul Jeleel Animashaun said: “This is the fourth mosque built purely for the service of Allah. Two in Lekki, one in Surulere and now we are here again in Ajegunle in memory of my late mother, Alhaja Nimatallahi Animashaun. We will continue to do our best in the service of Almighty Allah and we pray Allah accept it as act of ibadah. Amin”.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Hamzat, congratulated the Ummah for having another magnificent place of worship. He added that the mosque complex which also house Darul Falah Arabic and Islamic Studies would not only help to engage young Muslims in acquiring knowledge of the Quran but would also assist in reducing crime rate in the society.
The Deputy President General (South), Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji AbdulRazak Oladejo remarked that the mosque is a hub for spiritual and social activities, bring together Muslims from different background in the worship of Allah.
He called on the Imam, Sheikh Musa Agboola to use the Masjid to foster unity of Muslims in the area.
Alhaji Oladejo who is also the President of Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria, MUSWEN, said: “Mosques are not individual venture. Anyone who built a mosque did it for Allah’s sake and for the use of the Ummah.”
Among eminent islamic scholars that witnessed the commissioning are: international preacher, Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello; Mudir, Markaz Arabic and Islamic Institution, Agege, Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory; Imam Gbajabiamila who represented the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaiman Abuo Nolla; Sheikh Musa Agboola; Chief Imam of Badagry, Sheikh Abdul Hakeem Ishola Uwais Akewusola; Sheikh Abdullah Gbade Akinbode among other eminent scholars.
While Sheikh Muhydeen Bello delivered the lecture of the day, Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory, led the Jumaat prayer.