Marhum Muslim Mohamed Jivraj


Marhum Muslim Mohamed Jivraj, known to Zanzibaris and the world community for his zikre Husain (AS), passed away in September of 2001 after a brief illness while on treatment in Mumbai, India. 

He was well-known not just for his majalises, but also as a long-serving member of the Husseini Madressa of Dar es Salaam, where he rose ranks from being a teacher in Diniyat an Islamic History in the 1970s to a committee membera decade later, and then finally as the Hon Secretary and Deputy Principal upto the mid 1990s.  During his leadership, he encouraged and trained various young boys as volunteers and thereafter as key adminsitration and teaching volunteers at the Madressa.

Marhum had a charismatic hold on azaadars with his unique and well toned narration of the event of Kerbala, for which he is especially remembered as it took him around the world during holy months.  He was also a Nauha and Marsia reciter.

His volunteering spirit knew no bounds as he rendered services to the Nyaz Sub-Committee in the mid-1980s and then became the captain of IUVC.  At the time of his demise, he was an active member of the Kafan-Dafan Committee.

Marhum Muslim briefly played Cricket but always remained an ardent supporter of the sport.  He was an accountant y profession having pursued this as a qualification at Kampala earlier on.

He lives n the hearts of those who loved him, in the memories of those whose lives he touched and in the work he did or inspired others to do. 

Please remember Marhum with a good thought, a good deed and a Sura Al Fateha

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji ‘ un.
Verily, from Allah we came and to him we return

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