Members of the commmunity have expressed their sadness over the passing of Yusuf Bharoochi, the founder of the Islamic Coordinating Council. Bharoochi was the former treasurer of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and the former chairperson of the Al Azhar Institute. He is considered a stalwart in the Muslim community, serving the greater Grassy Park region for most of his life.
“Al-Azhar Institute of Cape Town mourns the passing of Boeta Yusuf Bharoochi, its former chairperson. May Almighty Allah grant him Jannatul Firdows and place contentment in the hearts of his family Insha-Allah,” the institute said on its Facebook page, adding that due to his close connection to the Al-Azhar Institute of Cape Town it was decided that the school will close for all learners at the Primary school at 10am on Thursday.
“We are indeed saddened by the passing of al Hajj Yusuf Bharoochi al marhoom and our sincere duaas are with his family and loved ones. May Almighty Allah grant him access to the highest abode in Jannah and may his rank be among the saliheen. May there be heirs to his great legacy of selfless commitment in the service of our deen,” wrote the members of the Masjidun Nur in Dove Road.
“May the Almighty grant our beloved colleague and friend Haj Yusuf Bharoochi a high place in Jannah, a father figure to all of us at the Muslim Judicial Council and the Islamic Coordinating Council and the Al Azhar Schools of Cape Town,” said Shaykh Zaid Dante from the MJC.
Yusuf Bharoochi’s funeral will commence at 10.30am with salahtul-Janaza at Masjidus Sabr in Parkwood Estate. VOC