Thursday, 12 June 2014


the couple
The adqun/walimatul Nikah of Nusaybah Dasola, the first child of seasoned Islamic scholar, Shaykh Dhikrullahi Shafi'i and AbdulWasi Ademola Orenaike, an Abu Dhabi-based Network Security Administrator, on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Regal Hall, Solebo Estate, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, surpassed its billing.
The enchanting nuptial was graced by prominent islamic clerics and different Islamic organisations in Nigeria, particularly members of The Muslim Congress (TMC); Al-Mu'minaat; Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria. Among the personalities were Mudir, Markaz Salam, Shakh Ramadan Moshood Jubril; professor of Inter-Religious Dialogue, Prof. Murtador Bidmos; Shaykh Thaoban Adam; Chief Imam of Lekki, Shaykh Ridwanullahi Jamiu.
Others were Shaykh AbdulMajeed AbdulFatah, shaykh Abdul Fatah Kalejaiye, Mutiu Anthony (Easy and Quiet), Ustaz Qasim Bidmus, Ustaz Sulaiman Adedigba, Shaykh Is-haq Ayandiran, Shaykh AbdulGani Adenle, Shaykh Ibrahim Jeje, Shaykh Tajudeen Gbadamosi, Shaykh Qamardeen Bello, among others prominent guests.
The great occasion started with the opening prayer and recitation of the Qur'an, followed by the soul inspiring lecture by Ustaz Tajudeen Yusuf. The moment everybody was waiting for, the solemnization, was conducted by Ustaz Bilal Shittu, who declared the lovebirds man and wife, having fulfilled the rites of Nikah including the Mahr of One Thousand Riyal (Arabian currency).
It was indeed a great entrance for the new couple as they expressed their joy and hope of betting things. Claded in flowing Arabian outfit -Jelbaab with hijab and a pair of shoes, Nusdhik, as the bride is fondly called by friends, said, "I am short of words", when AL-FAHM asked her how she's feeling getting married, adding, "I have many reasons to be happy, not just because I am getting married, but because Allah has spared my life to witness this Day, Alhamdulillah - I am grateful to God."
The excited groom told AL-FAHM how the journey began. According to him, it started about six months ago. There wasn't any kind of physical meeting but there was conversation through phone calls, social medi; whatsApps and Viber, etc.
Nusaybah is a graduate of Islamic Studies from the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG). She hails from Iwo, Osun State, while the groom, who just flew-in into the country from Qatar is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from Lagos State University (LASU). He's proudly "Ijebu-ite", Ogun State born dawah worker.

AL-FAHM brings you the glamour of the nikah in pictures, as captured by Abdur-Rasheed Abubakar

guest lecturer, ustaz tajudeen yusuf (left)
bride with mum (right) and step mum (left)

groom's mother (left) and sister (right)
with smile, the groom asked bride's father, Would you give me your daughter to marry?
with joy, the bride's father replied the groom, "I give you my daughter wholeheartedly"

and now, the elated bride said she accepted AbdulWasi' wholeheartedly, with Islam.

receiving her Mahr of 1000 riyal

prof murtado Bidmos, thanks for coming
Sheikh Ramadan admonished the groom, "be a good husband"

PRAYER TIME: bride grand-ma (left) and siblings


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