To mark the death anniversary of our founder, Marhum Mulla Asgherali M M Jaffer, The Khoja Heritage Project of WF took the opportunity to speak to his son, Shaykh Abbas Jaffer, to find out more about what Marhum Mulla Asghar was like at home with his family and how he divided his time between his job as an optician, his community work and his family.
Posted on Sun, 2016-01-10 07:02
Sayyid Muhsin Tabatabi al Hakim is considered to be one of the most famous scholars in last 50 years. After Ayatullah Burujardi, he was among the renowned Maraji of Najaf.
This colleague of Ayatullh Khoie has nurtured many students among whom few are contemporary maraji namely, Ayatullah Sistani, Ayatullah Wahid Khurasani, Ayatullah Makarim Shirazi and few others.
His magnum opus ‘Mustamsak al ‘Urwat al Uthqa’ in 14 volumes is widely used in contemporary academic circles.
Ayatullah Muhsin Al Hakim (right)
Community leaders had a great relation with this late marja and he was the one who inspired the community members to commence the tabligh activities among the indigenous communities in East Africa. He has been always an insightful and inspirational personality for the entire community. Apart from religious guidance, he also motivated the donors to strive for the upliftment on Shias in Africa and Indian sub continent.
He passed away on 27th of Rabi al Awwal in 1390 AH/1970 AD and then buried in his own library in Najaf.
Let us all remember this great personality with a Sura-e-Fateha
Where in the West a student considers it the norm to have a fully equipped laboratories for science periods and computers available for ICT lessons, it is not a given in all the schools in the developing countries of the World.
The children’s group from the Husaini Islamic Centre, Burton Street, launched a project to support the Peterborough foodbank.