CIRCULAR NO: JMT/147/15
INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJEEUN (Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah, 2:156)
We have received with deep sorrow and grief the sad news of the passing away of the Chief Mufti of Tanzania, Alhaj Sheikh Issa Shabani Simba on Monday 15th June 2015 in Dar-es-Salaam and will be buried today Tuesday 16th June 2015 in Shinyanga after Asr Prayers.
Alhaj Sibtain Meghjee, Sheikh Hashim Ramadhan and Seyed Ameer Abbas Baqri will attend the Funeral in Shinyanga and represent the Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania.
A delegation from the BMM Tanzania head office comprising of various Sheikhs will attend the special prayers for the soul of Sheikh Simba to be held this morning at the National Muslim Council, Bakwata headquarters in Dar es Salaam.
Community members are requested to pay their last respects to the deceased in Dar es Salaam. Also, community members are requested to attend Khitma sessions that will be organised within their regions and various Mosques.
The passing away of Chief Mufti of Tanzania is a big loss not only to his dear and near ones but to the entire Muslim Community in Tanzania and, sadly, his wise counsel will be missed by many.
We pray to Allah (SWT) to grant Marhum maghferat and rest his soul in eternal peace, and may He by His infinite mercy grant his family members solace and strength to bear this great loss.
Please let us remember Marhum in our prayers and recite Sura-e-Fateha to bless his soul.