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Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu

Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu  is a Ghanaian Islamic cleric who currently serves as the Chief Imam of Ghana,  as well as a member of the National Peace Council. He was first appointed as the Deputy Regional Chief Imam in 1974 after a lengthy discussions among tribal chiefs, academics, Islamic scholars, and religious personalities. 

Teaching and Academic Pursuits

After completing his studies, Sharubutu dedicated himself to teaching young Muslims and aspiring scholars. His commitment to education and Islamic knowledge formed the basis for his future leadership responsibilities.

Deputy Regional Chief Imam Appointment

In 1974, following discussions among Islamic figures, Sharubutu was appointed as the Deputy Regional Chief Imam of Ghana. Despite initial hesitation, he accepted the position at the urging of Muslim Chiefs.

National Chief Imam Appointment

Sharubutu was appointed as the National Chief Imam of Ghana in 1993, recognizing his leadership and commitment to promoting Islam and peace.

 

Centenary and Vaccination

In April 2019, Sharubutu marked his centennial birthday. Then, on 3 March 2021, he received the COVID-19 vaccine at his residence in Fadama, Accra.

Community Engagement

In March 2021, Sharubutu played a mediating role in resolving a dispute in Ejura, emphasizing the importance of unity and peace among community members. Throughout the year, he remained a steadfast advocate for peace and human rights in Ghana.

Ghana National Mosque and Recognition

On 16 July 2021, Sharubutu led the first Jummah prayer at the Ghana National Mosque in Kanda, Accra. He received recognition, including having a sports complex named after him in New Fadama and calls for a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

 

Philanthropy and Legacy

In August 2022, Sharubutu oversaw the construction and opening of a mosque and Islamic school in Ablekuma-Joma, highlighting his continuous philanthropic endeavors. His legacy involves fostering unity, peace, and education within Ghana's Zongo communities.