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Religion of Saturday, 8 December 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

New Khalipha of Shiekh Babal-Waiz ordained

Following the untimely death of Khalipha Ustaz Ali Adam Al-Amir (Hujjatul Islam II) on December 4 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after battling with illness, a new spiritual leader (Khalipha) has been ordained.

The new Khalipha, Ustaz Yusha Babal-waiz who is the oldest son of Sheikh Ahmed Babal-Waiz has been coronated to succeed Ustaz Ali Adam as the 4th Khalipha of Sheikh Babal-Waiz.

Khalipha Ustaz Yusha studied under the tutelage of his father Sheikh Ahmed Babal- Waiz and his first Khalipha, Sheikh Mustapha Kamil. He is a renowned scholar and reserved personality whose aim is to ensure the pursuit of knowledge.

Background

On Wednesday, Kumasi was thrown into turmoil to tears as thousands of sympathizers came out to pay their last respects to one of Ghana's most credible scholars, Khalifa Ustaz Ali Adam Al-Amir (Hujjatul Islam) the third successor of Sheikh Ahmed Babal-Waiz a prolific Ghanaian Islamic Scholar and writer with about 39 books.

During his lifetime, Khalifa Ustaz Ali Adam Al-Amir served as a pool of knowledge and guidance to the Muslim community in Kumasi. He was known for his great knowledge in translating the Holy Qur'an (Tafseer) and the Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh).

Khalifa Ali breathed his last Tuesday morning, 4 December 2018 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital after battling with illness for a while and was since buried according to Islamic Doctrine.

Until his death, Khalifa Ustaz Ali Adam Al-Amir served as the third successor of Sheikh Babal-Waiz for eight years and two months, where he was the leader and spearheaded the religious activities of the Al-Wataniya an Islamic institution founded by Babal-Waiz in Kumasi.