The Fidau prayer for late Alhaja Hassanat Ayinke Mustapha holds at Jaji’s compound Isale Aluko Ilorin on Thursday.
The prayer was graced by top politicians, Islamic clerics, Balogun’s Daudu’s Magaji’s and scores of symphatizers.
Also present at the prayer include the immidiate past Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi, former National President National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW), Alhaji Najeem Yasin, Alhaji Keremi Nafiu, Alhaji Nasiru Ayilara, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, Hon. Sikirat Anako, Hajia Ayinke Saka, Ambassador Nihilola Nimotallahi, former Special Political Adviser to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Alhaji Toyin Olokoba among others.
Others are the Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Esuwoye ii who led others royal fathers from Kwara South to the prayer.
Alhaja Hassan Alarape Mustapha was born in 1935 to the family of Late Alhaji Muhammed Ishola and late Alimat Sadiya Abike Gogoniyan of Ori-Oko compound Ilorin.
She is related to the Ilorin Royal family through her grand mother, Malama Salamatu the mother of Muhammed Ishola, who followed the mother of Laofe, the father of late Emir Sulu Gambari to Bode Saadu and Ile Abdul Lateju of Ilorin.
Thus, she is a daughter of Ori-Oko compound in Ilorin and Bode Saadu, now Magaji compound Bode Saadu.
Alhaja Hassanat Alarape Mustapha during her life time attended the local school at Ile Baale (Magaji) compound/Daudu compound at Bode Saadu where she learnt the Holy Qur’an.
She didn’t stop there as a woman of great vision, despite the fact that there was not much civilisation of then.
She enrolled at the N.A.(Native Authority) primary school Bode Saadu from 1st January 1947 to December 1850, where she began her former education.
Upon the successful completion of her primary, she moved to Ilorin Middle school (now G.S.S.) in 1953, for her secondary school education. She attended textile School at Oke-ebo Alaso, Ilorin from 1954 to 1956.
Among her class mates in Middle school at N.A. primary school Bode Saadu was Alhaji Baba Lawal Eruda, while her mates in the Middle school were late Olupako Share, Alhaji Garba and the Emir of Lafiaji , Haliru Saadu Kawu.
He was grade ii teacher in 1966 and one of the pioneer teachers at N.A. primary school, Share has taught in many primary school which includes Agbeyangi, Alapa, Okelele, and Pakata where he taught for ten years.
While alive, she always emphasized the need for the fear of Allah, and respect for elders, she was known as a religious woman, dedicated her life to the worship of Allah, service to humanity and contributed to the immensely to the propagation of Islam.
She was a member of many Islamic organisation such as NASFAT, AL-IKHLAS society of Nigeria, TAOHEED, ANSARUL ISLAM SOCIETY OF NIGERIA, member of the council of elder’s NASFAT, foundation member TAOHEED and Iya Adini of Al-Ikhlas.
In his sermon at the prayer, the grand Mukadam, Ustaz Suleiman Danboronu described late Hassanat as a good mother to all, praying that Almighty Allah will grant her Aljanat Fridousshe.
He advised the children to remain united after the death of their mothers.
The Fidau prayer was led by Chief Imam of Ilorin, Imam Mohammed Soliu Bashir.
Shortly after the prayer, Alhaji Mamanu Asiyanbi Isale Aluko, described late Hassanat Alarape Mustapha as a helpful mother to everyone in Isale Aluko and Ilorin as a whole.
Late Alhaja Hassant Alarape Ayinke Mustapha
died on 31first of December 2020 at age of 85 and survived by her husband, Wali of Ilorin, Alhaji Usman Mustapha.
She was survived by children which include, Alhaja Kehinde Toyin Baruba, Alhaja Taiye Bolake, Alhaji Moshood Mustapha (MM), Alhaji A.U. Mustapha (SAN), Alhaji Abdulkadir Mustapha, Alhaja Rashedat Idris, Alhaji Mustapha (Alfa Nla), Alhaja Monsurat Agunbiade, Alhaja Fausat Iyinolakan with many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.