Obituaries

City of LA Pays Tribute to Dr. Maher Hathout

Since the death of Dr. Maher Hathout on January 2nd, countless tributes from individuals and organizations have been offered in his memory…

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January 15, 2015

A Tribute to Dr. Maher Hathout

Dr. Fathi Osman, with whom I had the privilege to work in London, asked me to move to Los Angeles in 1989 to focus on the Minaret magazine and introduced me to Dr. Maher Hathout first time. For almost 16 years, there was not a single day when we did not talk, or meet or attend a function or share a forum pertaining to every aspect of Muslim life in America.

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January 8, 2015

Dr. Maher Hathout: Life and Legacy (1936-2015)

Dr. Hathout assuaged my trepidations about Islam and being a Muslim and changed my life.

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January 8, 2015

Haji Abdul Razzaq Yaqoob Dies: Tributes for Dubai-based Pakistani Businessman

Haji Abdul Razzaq, 69, passed away in London and was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday

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February 27, 2014

Dr. Shakir Mukhi: An Obituary by Dr.Aslam Abdullah

When they are amidst you, you do not pay much attention to what they have been doing, but when they leave this world, you feel a void, a void that is difficult to fill. Dr. Shakir Mukhi was such a person.

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February 13, 2014

Obituary: Mian Imtiaz Ahmad

Obituary: Mian Imtiaz Ahmad

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August 22, 2013

Helen Thomas Dead: Pioneering White House Reporter Dies At 92

Helen Thomas, the trailblazing reporter and columnist who was known as the “Dean of the White House Press Corps,” has died at 92.

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July 25, 2013

Obituary: Dr. Asim Hussain

Dr. Asim Hussain, one of the founders of the MCWS community and father of Rafe Hussain and Saad Hussain, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013.

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July 11, 2013

Obituary: Brother Naeem Saroya is No Longer With Us

Brother Naeem Saroya has been living in Metro Detroit since the late seventies.

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May 23, 2013

Obituary–Sanabel Abubaker

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sanabel Abubaker, daughter of Shukri Abubaker of the HLF5

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May 16, 2013

Ardeshir Cowasjee: Activist, Philanthropist and Columnist

Famous for his somewhat sarcastic writing style along with deep and clear perception of the social problems, Mr Cowasjee was one of the best known personalities of Pakistan.

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November 29, 2012

Obituary of Mr. Ziaul Hassan Rizvi

Mr. Zia-ul Hassan Rizvi, P.Eng., a world renowned hydraulic Engineer of Pakistani origin passed away on 28 October 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

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November 29, 2012

Maryam Jameelah: ‘With An Eyeful Of Madina’s Dust’

“You have to read these”, my friend compelled me, giving me a couple of yellowed, printed-long-ago sort of books. That gave me my first glimpse into the fascinating life and inspiring works of Maryam Jameelah.

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November 8, 2012

Mehdi Hassan: Golden Voice Silenced Forever

Pakistani ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan recorded more than 20,000 songs, and had millions of fans

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June 14, 2012

Obituary: Siraj Tirmizi

Siraj Bhai as we all used to address him, was our guide, mentor, brother, friend and comrade.

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May 31, 2012

Obituary: Muhammad Abdal Rahman Barker (1929-2012)

Scholar of Urdu and South Asian Studies Passes away.

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March 29, 2012

Abdul Ghaffar Sheikh, Dedicated AFMI Member, Passes Away

It is with profound sadness that the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) announces the passing away of Br. Abdul Ghaffar Sheikh.

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December 1, 2011

Jazz Musician Hassan Abdullah Passes

ATLANTIC CITY–Popular musician Stanley Barber, whose Muslim name was Hassan Abdullah, passed away last Saturday. He was 59.

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December 1, 2011

On Losing Legal Legend Derrick Bell

While news of his death may have been lost in the headlines because of the demise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs the same day, Bell’s life deserves commemoration especially among Muslim Americans.

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November 10, 2011

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