FARMINGTON, MICHIGANâ€”It is with profound sadness that the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) announces the passing away of Br. Abdul Ghaffar Sheikh. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajioon. He was the former president of AFMI-Canada anda life-long dedicated activist for the cause of education. He suddenly passed away at the Mumbai airport on reaching from Toronto. He was planning to attend AFMIâ€™s convention scheduled to be held on December 24-25,2011 in Ranchi.
He was associated with a number of community organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. He was deeply concerned about the educational status of Indian Muslims and had many ideas and plans of improving it. In thepast eight years he had hardly missed any of the AFMIâ€™s conventions in India where he often moderated or spoke at the sessions. He would also mingle with the student awardees, giving them advice and inquiring about their career plans.
AFMI has lost a dedicated member whose presence will be sorely missed.
We pray to Allah (swt) to grant him maghfirah and the highest stations in jannah and patience to his family and friends.
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