The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Wednesday mourned with the family of Aisha Lemu, founder, Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN).
President of NCWS, Dr (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda min, in a statement said that Hajiya Lemu was a thorough bred Islamic scholar with passion for education.
Shoda, in her condolence letter said, the entire management and Nigeria women were touched by the demise of the former Islamic scholar.
While noting that death is an inevitable end to every mortal existence, the NCWS president said members of the Council were, however, consoled that late Aisha Lemu, distinguished herself as an astute and exemplary religious leader while serving her country as founder of Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN).
Shoda prayed Almighty Allah to grant her Aljanna Firdaus and the family, the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
She said her death would create a vacuum in FOMWAN and prayed for a dedicated woman that would become another selfless leader.
Shoda said that the death of Lemu was a huge loss to the Islamic ummah.
The NCWS President described late Hajia Lemu as a “dedicated muslim woman, an author and a scholar of high repute”.
It will be recalled that Lemu died on Jan. 5 in Minna, at the age of 79.
Lemu, a British-born author and religious educator, was born in Poole, Dorset, United States on 14th Oct.1940 as Bridget Anne Honey.
Recalled that at the age of thirteen, Lemu began to question her faith and began exploring other religions including Hinduism and Chinese Buddhism.
Lemu got converted to Islam in 1961, having met Muslims at the Islamic centre who gave her Islamic literature to read during her first year of study, picking up the arabic name, “Aisha.
Lemu died living behind her husband, Sheik Ahmed Lemu, children: Nuruddeen and Maryam Lemu and grandchildren.