Leading Ashanti Muslim leader passes on
The Head and Missionary- in-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, Maulvi Dr Wahab A. Adam, has died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a long illness.
The General Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ahmed Anderson, who confirmed the sad passing of one of Ghana’s peace icons, said a formal announcement will be made shortly.
Dr Wahab was born in December, 1944, at Brofeyedur – Adansi in the Ashanti Region.
He studied at T.I. Ahmadiyya Secondary School (Kumasi), and then proceeded to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Seminary and Ahmadiyya Theological University, in Pakistan, where he received a Diploma in Arabic and an Honours Degree in Theology and Islamic Jurisprudence in 1960.
After serving as the Brong-Ahafo Regional Missionary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission from 1960 to 1969, he became the Principal of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Missionary Training College at Saltpond. In 1971, he was appointed to the high office of the Deputy Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission of the United Kingdom.
He was subsequently promoted to the position of Ameer (Head) and Missionary-in-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana. He has steered the affairs of the Mission with distinction since 1975.
A book of condolence will be opened at the Muslim Mission headquarters in Osu at 10 am today.