Ref: AFED/GEN/21 Date: April 02, 2021
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”
(Holy Qur’an, Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)
The Africa Federation Secretariat has received with deep shock and sadness the news of the sudden demise of Alhaj Murtaza Ramzanali Jivraj (famously known by the name of Murtaza Kerbala), the Head of the AFED Archives Section which occurred today morning Friday 2nd April 2021 (19th Shaban 1442 AH). Marhum was the father in law of Alhaj Samir Habib (Member of AFED Education Board).
Marhum was a devoted and caring Community worker and his zeal and passion for the History of the Community is unmatched, His death has robbed the Community of a person with immense history of over a century of the Khoja Community.
Marhum was preparing groundwork for the AFed Archives & Media Talk Show Program of “Panjo Uganda” which is planned for the holy month of Ramadhan, sadly his immense contribution and guidance will be missed.
We pray to Allah (SWT) to grant him an elevated station in the proximity of 14 Masumeen (AS) where he receives Allah’s (SWT) continuous grace and mercy, Ameen.
Our sympathies and condolences go to his wife, children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and all family members. May Allah (SWT) grant them patience to bear this huge and irreplaceable loss in the family.
The Funeral of Marhum Murtaza bhai Jivraj will inshallah be held tonight in Dar-es-Salaam. We request Momineen to remember him, with Namaz-e-Hadiya-e-Mayyit and pray for his maghferat.
Please remember Marhum and all the Marhumeen with Sura-e-Fateha.