He was deep in daily contemplation of the words of and one of his last sermons at Ile Akede Central Mosque was on repentance, steadfastness in the Deen and preparation for al-maut, death as he told the congregation that each morning that he looks down from the balcony of his home, he always see his final resting place under the apple and pawpaw trees on the -left side of his compound, reflecting that the end can arrive anytime. Many years ago, that spot was where his , my sister, Hajah Mutiat Olapeju kept a small poultry which he directed should be cleared and the pen be shifted somewhere else in the compound.

So, in the shade and fragrance of this apple tree, he slept finally like one in a shade of paradise!

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