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Local sufi leader dies in Saudi Arabia

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Social media has seen thousands of posts pour in with condolence messages as the news broke out that the noble Hadrat Shah Mohamed Saeed Soofie, the great Sufi Master of South Africa passed away at the age of 73 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in the blessed city of Makkah (Saudi Arabia) while on an Umrah Trip.

His funeral was held in Saudi Arabia. Some South Africans, who were in the city, attended the Janazah together with others, while South Africans performed prayers from their respective Masjids and Islamic centres in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. He was seen as one of the eldest and most distinguished scholars from the Soofie family in the country.

Allama Moulana Sayed Imraan Ziyaee and the CTIEC – Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Hadrat Shah Mohamed Saeed Soofie (Durban). Mufti Sayed Haroon Al Azhari, head of the Cape Town Ulama Board together with the Muslim community also expressed their deep sadness. It is indeed a sad time for the Muslim community. risingsunchatsworth


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1 comment

  1. inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon

    so much real islam teachings of love from folk coming from the sufi traditions

    sadly privately and on some social media some muslims are more worried about branding sufis as bidatees "salawaat obsessed" grave worshippers and even kufr….

    hopefully the scourge of saudi wahabi salafism will be recognised by the misguided and misled and be banished from our shores

    thats the attitude that leads to the doings of the taliban al qaeda boko haram sephah sahaba al nusra isis etc

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