Bolajoko and Egbejoda Muslim Community of Woru, Agunbelewo in Osogbo, Osun State, will on Saturday, March 25, 2017, turban Alhaji Taofeeq Salahudeen as their Chief Imam.
Imam Taofeeq Solahudeen is a trained teacher, a trader and a farmer at the same time. His merchandising activities have taken him to virtually every part of Nigeria and even beyond, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The cleric was a former Imam of Odofin Mosque, Alekuwodo, and is the current Imam of Olohuntosin Mosque, Bolajoko Estate Woru, as well as the Odi-Olowo Mosque Ola-Iya, Osogbo.
Imam Salahudeen was former Vice President of M.S.S.N Al-Amanah Islamic Cooperative Society Branch, and three times chairman of Al-Birr (2) Islamic Cooperative Society. He is also the current Chairman of Imam Ratibs Ola-Iya, Odi-Olowo, Ogo-Oluwa, Alekuwodo, Dada Estate and Agunbelewo Zone.
Born about five decades ago to the family of Pa. Solahudeen Adegbite of Akinyemi compound Oke-Male, formerly known as Oke-abesu area Osogbo, Imam Taofeeq spent his childhood at Onikanga’s Compound.
He attended Ansarudeen Primary School, Isale-Osun, Osogbo, between 1979 and 1985.
From there he proceeded to Muslim Grammar School, Osogbo, and later studied Islamic and Primary Education Studies at Osun State College of Education Ilesa. He bagged his National Certificate of Education in 2005.
Alhaji Salahudeen acquired Islamic education at Arowomole Madrasah of Alhaji Imam Abdul Roheem Irorun and later attended Ansarudeen Madrasah Sabo Osogbo. His thirst for further Islamic studies took him to many renowned Islamic scholars. He studied under the tutelage of Alhaji Abdur Razaq Oloyega, Alhaji Sulaiman Salahudeen of Ifon-Osun town, Alhaji Abdul Ganiyy Dhuliqarinain, Alhaji Abdul Ganiy Afolabi, Ustadh Abdul Fatai Ibrahim and Ustadh Abdul Fatah Niami, among others.
Imam Salahudeen is happily married with two wives and many children.
Commenting on Saturday’s event, the Chief Imam of Okinni, Osun State, Alhaji Muheed Afolabi, thanked Almighty Allah for elevating the amiable cleric to what he described as, “a well-deserved position.”
“His contribution to the making of Bolajoko and Egbejoda Muslim communities and to the entire Muslim Ummah, particularly in Osun State, has been massive and today’s turbaning is indeed well deserved,” Alhaji Afolabi said.
He wished Imam Salahudeen long life and sound health so that he will be able to discharge his duties to the benefit of the Ummah and humanity in general.