1997 – 2022
Ali Sajid Walji was born on the 16th of August 1997 to Sajid and Zainab Walji in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ali was the life and joy of his family and grew up to be a healthy, charming and cheeky little boy.
Ali completed his primary education at Al Muntazir Boys Primary School and made some of his best friends there. He went on to complete his Secondary Education as well as pursue the international Baccalaureate at Mzizima. Ali then travelled to Texas in the United States to fulfil his dream, and train to become a pilot. A few months later he returned to Dar es salaam and decided to pursue further studies in the United Kingdom. He did a foundation year in London and then moved to Brighton to study international business and finance at Sussex University. Ali enjoyed his time at university and joined the squash Club as he was quite fond of this sport. He also headed to China to complete a placement year while at university.
In 2020 when covid hit, Ali was completing his final year at university and he moved back to Dar es salaam as all lectures in person were on hold. He completed his university education and then got a graduate job at NMB Bank in Dar es Salaam. During this time that he spent in Dar es Salaam, he was very active in the jamaat and joined a number of committees, the mayyit committee as well as the economic empowerment committee where he was able to give back to his community.
Ali was one of the kindest and most approachable people you would ever come across. He was a humble and extremely genuine person. During the last few years of his life, Ali made it a point to visit the Ahl ul Bayt and the Holy personalities in Iraq and Syria whenever he could. Just a few months before he passed away Ali attended the Arbaeen in Karbala as a volunteer and was looking forward to visiting Imam the following year as well. During his trip, Ali met Fatema, the person he had hoped to spend the rest of his life with. They were engaged shortly and spent some of their happiest times over the next few months.
In his short life, Ali was able to touch the lives of so many people and his memory lives on in the hearts of the people that loved him.
Ali is deeply missed by his parents, Sajid and Zainab, fiancé Fatema, and his sisters Fatema and Samana.
May Allah SWT repose the departed soul in the abundance of His mercy and rest him amongst the chosen ones – Ameen. We request our readers to remember marhum and all the Marhumeen with Sura-e-Fateha.