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SOJ pays tribute to Halilu

By Shakirah Adunola
12 August 2022   |   1:53 am
Sisters of Jannah (SOJ) has paid tribute to one of its astute members, Amina Halilu, who died on August 7, 2022.

Amina Halilu

Sisters of Jannah (SOJ) has paid tribute to one of its astute members, Amina Halilu, who died on August 7, 2022.

In a statement, the convener of SOJ, Rahmat Aliyu, described her as a kind and passionate human rights lawyer, who advocated for the welfare and rights of vulnerable women and children in the northern region. “Aside from being a human rights lawyer, she was a volunteer for Sisters of Jannah as well as a couple of other Muslim charity organisations.”

Halilu served as Vice President II between 2017 and 2021 and she helped set up SOJ Adamawa zone in 2017; she was very instrumental to the growth and development of the group at both national and zonal levels.

“Up, until her demise, sister Amina was an active, dedicated, vibrant and selfless member of the executive both at National and zonal levels and has coordinated lots of projects which involved helping the needy, orphans, widows and the aged,” the statement said.

She played huge role in the successful execution of all yearly projects like well-digging in Adamawa, feeding of the less privileged during the glorious month of Ramadan through SOJ’s Community Assistance for Ramadan and Eid project, distribution of Eid clothes to orphans, hospital visitation to the sick and new mothers, back to schools projects, prison visitation projects, MOP-UP project which involved the distribution of neatly used items to IDP camps, cancer awareness program among others.

Halilu was a sweet soul who dedicated her time, efforts and resources to all projects and she made it a point of duty to be physically present at every event or project execution. All this she did selflessly solely for the sake of Allah and for her love for Islam and humanity; she was simply exceptional!

Aside from being an Executive member, she was a friend to many SOJ members; some of whom she had never met but loved for the sake of Allah and sisterhood, she was very supportive of people in their trying times. She was a great team player and contributed intellectually to Sisters of Jannah’s growth.

She impacted many lives and she will be remembered for the beautiful legacy she left behind.

“May Almighty Allah accept all her service to humanity, Muslim ummah and Islam at large,” the statement concluded

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