Husseinbhai Haji Muraj
Birth & Death
Haji Husseinbhai Haji Muraj was one of the illustrious sons of our community. He was born in Mogadishu, Somalia into a family who were champions in community service. He grew up to become a well known personality not only in Mogadishu, but among other African communities as well.
From 1930 to 1945, Haji Husseinbhai rendered various services in the Jamaat during his father’s - Hajibhai Muraj – Presidency. It is worth mentioning that Haji Bhai Muraj was awarded 2 medals – the Star of Italy and Count of Italy from the Italian Government.
During his life, Haji Husseinbhai served as the President of the Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Mogadishu, the President of the Pakistan Association and a Council Member of the municipality of Mogadishu. Moreover, during his extensive term in office as President of Mogadishu Jamaat, both the Mosque and Imambargah were extended to their present size in 1964.
In January 1969, Haji Husseinbhai was awarded the Husseini Medal by Alhaj Mohammedali Meghji, President of the Federation of KSI Jamaats of Africa. It was at this event that Alhaj Mohammedali Bhai voiced that “community members should serve the Jamaats for the sole pleasure of Allah (swt) and that the people should realize and appreciate the efforts put by Momineen who serve their communities.”
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SENIORS ADVISORY BOARD
February 2006 / Muharram 1427