SUCCESSOR OF SHEIKH YUSSIF SUALIH AJURA (Afa Ajura)
(May his soul rest in perfect peace) The leadership and Ulama of the Anbariya Islamic Institute and mosques, the committee of advisors of the Late Afa Ajura (May his soul rest in perfect peace) and elders of his immediate family have unanimously elected Sheikh Saeed Abubakr Zaakaria (Afa Seidu) as the leader of the Anbariya Muslim Community.
Afa Seidu succeeds the late Afa Ajura, who was the founder of the Al Sunni sect in Ghana and spiritual leader and guardian of the Anbariya Muslim community. He died on 22nd December 2004.
A statement issued by the top hierarchy of the Anbariya Muslim community in Tamale said the election of Sheikh Saeed Abubakr Zakaria popularly known as Afa Seidu was after a thorough discussions and consultations. The final decision was taken on June 11, 2007.
Afa Seidu was advised not to live above reproach and should use the tenets and teachings of the Holy Quran and Hadith (Teachings and practice of Prophet Mohammed (saw)) as his guiding principles.
He should also make consultations and take decisions that would be in the best interest of the congregation, but not at the expense of Islamic tenets.
Afa Seidu thanked the leadership for the confidence reposed on him and prayed for God’s guidance to enable him live up to expectations.
Afa Seidu was one of the pioneers of the Anbariya Islamic Institute established by the late Afa Ajura (May his soul rest in perfect peace) in 1950.
He taught at the Institute for sometime before going for further studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the early 1970s. He returned to the Institute to teach after he graduated in 1985.
He made a sojourn to Canada in 1997 and returned home in May 2007