HALIMA: The Posthumous Baby Named After Her Mother

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo

She was reported to have heaved a sigh of relief with the delivery of a new bouncing baby girl, however premature, after the pangs of childbirth. She, with a smile exclaimed “Alhamdulillah!”

She was reported to have told her husband that In Sha Allah she would have a normal birth without ungergoing cesarean section even if it would be the last thing she would experience.

Halima, popularly known as Da’a Duhu the wife of the head of information and media relations FMC Yola and the Periscope Global lead publisher, Adamu Muhammad Dodo was taken to the hospital on April 10, 2022 where she had a premature birth and died few hours later.

It was a shocking death that was however blessed to have overwhelming congregation attending her funeral prayers and other burial rites.

The baby that would survive never to see her lovely and caring mother was eventually discharged yesterday, Saturday, having spent one week enjoying the warmth of the incubator and proper clinical care at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Yola, Adamawa state.

Today, Sunday marks the naming ceremony. In memory of the caring and loving wife, the father named the posthumous daughter after her late mother.

She is celebrated with her name taken from the creation; Halimah.

May Allah SWT bless the new baby with her siblings. May Allah SWT forgive the deceased and grant Da’a Jannatul Firdaus.


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