Please join DawaNet and the Muslim community to remember the legacy and offer a Dua for the Maghfirah of this passionate community leader
Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm Eastern
Siraj Thakor, President, American Federation of Muslims of Indian-Origin (AFMI)
Zeib Jeeva, President, International Development & Relief Foundation (IDRF)
Imam Hamid Slimi, Sayeda Khadija Centre
Penny Fancy, Director, International Development & Relief Foundation (IDRF)
Waseem Ahmed, President, Islamic Propagation Centre (Jame Masjid)
Mahmuda Khan, Executive Director, Human Concern International (HCI)
Dr.Cassim Degani, Surgeon & Humanitarian
Hanif Shaikh, ATM-Canada
Imam Nafees Bhayat, Islamic Propagation Centre (Jame Masjid)
Ayub Khan, Communications Consultant
On April 13, 2020, Br. Husain Ahmed Bhayat passed away after his battle with COVID-19, leaving behind a loving family and a bereaved community of individuals, volunteers, and leaders. He was a teacher, community builder, and a generous leader of the Muslim community in Canada.
Born in the 1930s in Bombay Presidency of the then British governed India he completed his education in Bombay. He arrived in the 1960s in Canada He initially worked at a hotel before embarking on a four-decade teaching career in Nova Scotia Public Schools. He moved to Mississauga after retirement and dedicated himself to community building. Jame Masjid Mississauga (Coopers), IDRF, AFMI, and several organizations were beneficiaries of his leadership and volunteerism. He always led from the front.
Husain Bhayat (who was affectionately called Husain Uncle by one and all) was a tireless and selfless supporter of charitable causes throughout the world---raising funds for William Osler and Trillium Hospitals, supporting schools in India, Haiti, Bangladesh, Pakistan, supporting clean water projects in the Middle East and Caribbean, sponsorship of Syrian refugees...There are too many to list.