British-born Islamic educator, Bridget Aisha Lemu has passed on at the age of 78. Born Bridget Aisha Honey, Aisha Lemu converted to Islam in 1961, after practicing other religions like Buddhism and Hinduism. She studied at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where she met her husband, Dr. Sheikh Ahmed Lemu. She moved to Kano with Sheikh Lemu in 1966 after obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and she taught the school for Arabic Studies, where her husband worked as headmaster. She was the Principal of the Women’s Teachers College in Minna from 1976-1978 and together with her husband, founded the Islamic Trust. In 1985, she founded Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria(FOMWAN) and was the association’s national Amirah for four years. She worked as a civil servant afterwards, and has many publications to her name. One of her publication is Women and Da’wah and many others.
May her soul rest in peace.

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