Obituaries

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

Death of Malcolm Shabazz

Grandson of El-Hajj El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) Confirmed by Family

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May 13, 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

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

Mayor Omar Ahmad Passes Away

SAN CARLOS, CA–The news will be read with profound sadness that Mayor Omar Ahmad of San Carlos City, California, passed away on on the morning of May 10th at the age of 46.

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May 12, 2011

Remembering “Brother Hodari”

As a member of the MANA Shura, he was dear to us because of his warm and deeply caring personality, love for Allah (Glory be to Him) and His Messenger (peace be upon him), his commitment to social justice, and his love for his people…

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May 12, 2011

Obituary: Arif Syed

Dallas, TX–Arif Sayed, a jewelry wholesaler and experienced businessman for 33 years, was killed in Huntsville, Texas, after an altercation with thieves who attempted to steal merchandise from his van.

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May 5, 2011

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