The passing of Alhaji Suleman Giwa, Sarki ( Chief) of Haske Society of Chicago, was announced on social media platforms in the Ghanaian Community here yesterday, July 4 , 2021. Sources close to the family indicate that the late chief has been ill for quite a while. The President of the Ghana National Council, GNC, Emmanuel Kwasi Sam, expressed shock and disbelieve upon hearing the news. Paa Kwasi informed our reporter that the late chief was a humble and peaceful man who always seeks to bring people together. “He promoted our culture and heritage by his continued participation in Ghanafest and other activities organized by the GNC until his death. He will be sorely missed”, Paa Kwasi Sam concluded.
The statement below was released by the family and the Haske Society .
A REMINDER!!!Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un We just lost our Sarki ( Haske Chief ) , our Dear brother, Uncle , Father , Member of Haske Chicago Leadership, Sarki Suleman Giwa , husband to Alhaja Falilat Giwa , May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus unconditional. Condolences to the wife, children, both families, Giwa Family, love ones, and the community at large The Jananzah will be On Monday, July 5TH , 2021 Muslim Community Center Address – 4380 N Elston Ave , Chicago IL- 60641 Body Viewing for, Family and love ones Time 11 am sharp, Janaazah Prayers will be immediately after Zuhur Salat time , 1.15pm . Bi’ithnillah. Burial will take place right after janazah at Rosehill Cemetery – 5800 n Ravenswood Ave , Chicago IL- 60660 After the Cemetery , the family of Sarki Suleman Giwa humble request all love ones and members to come to Haske Center 4819 s Ashland , Chicago . – 4pm Sharp for Special Prayer ( DUA) Condolences to All. Niki Giwa – (Daughter) – 312-388-1250 Doyin Giwa.