Origin

YUSUF OLATUNDE OLADIMEJI ADEPOJU is a native of Ilobu in Osun State. His father, Alhaji Jamiu Adeniyi Isola Adepoju, an Islamic activist and jihadist, is a retired school Principal, a former Chairman of the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in the old Oyo State and a former Civil Service Commissioner both in Oyo and Osun States of Nigeria. His Mother, Alhaja Amdalat Ibidunni Abike Adepoju, is a retired Secondary School Principal and the former FOMWAN Amirah of Irepodun Local Government, Ilobu. Yusuf is number two of the seven children of his parents comprising of one female and six males. His hobbies include reading, researching into religion and travelling. He started public preaching in 1995, and founded the Academy of Islamic Propagation, (ACADIP) same year, and eight years after, he founded ACADIP Security Crew, (ASEC) which now has over 200 members. In June 2016, he founded AICOS.

Religious Activities

Yusuf had engaged in series of debates and dialogues with prominent Christian evangelists, pastors and other notable Christian leaders. Pastor Kunle Salami of Chapel of His Glory, Ado-Ekiti once engaged in dialogue with Yusuf in a programme organised by the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria, University of Ado-Ekiti branch. Others are Pastor Ajayi of CAC, Pastor Sola, Pastor Agboola, Pastor Esute, Evangelist Akinwumi of CAC and Evangelist Folowosele of Ipetumodu.

In the last Twenty one years, Yusuf Adepoju has delivered lectures on comparative religion in over one hundred towns and many higher educational institutions in Nigeria. Alhaji Yusuf has written eighteen different Islamic books in English and Yoruba Language, while hundreds known Converts and Reverts to Islamic fold had been recorded, while more are still converting.

Yusuf performed the Holy pilgrimage in the year 2001 and has subsequently visited Saudi Arabia several times for Umrah. He was once received by Dr. Nasif Abdallah, former Vice Chancellor, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah and later the Speaker, Saudi House of Assembly. He has visited thirteen different countries namely Belgium, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Germany, Morocco, Netherlands, Republic of Benin, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Togo and United Arab Emirate.

Socio-religious activities

Yusuf is currently the Managing Director of Islamic Cultural and Enlightenment Centre (ICEC), Ilobu, an establishment founded in 1965 by his father, Alhaji Jamiu Isola Adepoju. At his young age, Yusuf has, no doubt, caught a niche for himself in the propagation of Islam along the line of Comparative Religion. Along this line, he has developed strong working relations with other comparative preachers, at home and abroad. Such preachers include Sheikh Ahmed Deedat, Professor Jamal Badawi, Dr Yusuf Buccus, Dr Dawood Amoo Alaga, Professor Buniyamin Banire Alalaye, Late Alhaji Yunus Akewugbajesu, Alhaji Abdulahi Kunle Olohunoje, Evangelist Abdul Rahamon Omojo, Ustadh Yusuf Maberra, and others.

Family

He is happily married and blessed with children. Yusuf has by the mighty power of Allah, tremendously propagated Islam and through his preaching, he has assisted many to regain their golden faith of Al-Islam. He has also trained and developed more than fifteen people in comparative religious preaching. He is not done yet, as he plans to establish an Academy where comparative Dawah methodology would be taught. This, he hopes would help in almost completely silencing enemies of Islam and combat their diabolical activities against the unsuspecting Muslims in Nigeria.

 

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