The life of Mustafa bhai Sadak, affectionately known as Wafa, stands as a testament to the power of selfless service, unwavering kindness, and devotion to community. Mustafa bhai was born on the 14th of December, 1965, in Mombasa, Kenya, to Late Hassanali Mohammed Sadak and Khatija Sadak, and a brother to Alhaj Sibtain Sadak.
His education at Aga Khan Primary School and Sacred Heart High School in Mombasa fostered the foundation of his character and intellect.
Mustafa bhai’s impact within the Mombasa Jamaat was profound. His selflessness extended notably to young couples, where he took it upon himself to meticulously organize their wedding ceremonies, even stepping into the role of a ‘best man’ for several grooms. This dedication exemplified his genuine care for others’ happiness.
His outreach extended beyond weddings, particularly during the challenging times of the early 90s. He played a pivotal role in aiding the displaced members of Mogadishu Jamaat during their relocation to Kenya, a testament to his spirit of solidarity and compassion.
As an entrepreneur, he was the co-owner of Classic Collection, a renowned retail and fashion outlet of the 90s. Later, he transitioned to the second-hand clothing business, partnering with his brother.
In 1990, he married Rukhsana Allidina, and together, they were blessed with five children: Shahista, Nadeem, Fatema, Ali Hassan and Zainab.
Notably, Mustafa bhai’s legacy encompassed his active involvement in youth food distribution programs during Muharram and Ramadhan. He passionately volunteered and nurtured the involvement of young people in these initiatives, leaving behind an enduring impact that continues to thrive.
Furthermore, his dedication to communal welfare led him to participate in Ziyarah groups as a volunteer, demonstrating a deep respect for the elderly and an unwavering fondness for the youth. His tireless work ethic and kindness towards all earned him the revered title of Wafaa.
One of his remarkable contributions was his instrumental role in preparing both Hussaini and Hyderi Imambargahs and thereafter at JIC when they migrated in organizing Juloos processions during Muharram. He took it upon himself to educate and encourage the youth about the significance and sanctity of preparing Alam and Taabut, leaving a lasting imprint on the generations that followed. His legacy continues and several members of the Alam & Tabut committee are students of his and continue to do his work with beautiful detail.
An avid supporter of Anjumane Sakina, he would encourage young recitors in reciting eulogies (manqabats, marsiyas and nawha) by attending most of the practice sessions and fervently reciting with them from the crowd during the months of Azaa.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he was a key volunteer in preparing Tea and Niyaz for Fajr Salaah attendees and Azadars of Imam Hussain at Mehfile Hussaini during Muharram and Iftar preparations in the Holy Month of Ramadhan. His devotion was reflected in the meticulous care he took in preparing special gifts for the 15th Shaban celebrations, demonstrating his profound commitment.
He was also a very well-known host to various Syeds and Sheikhs who visited Mombasa during the Holy months, accommodating them at his home during their visit or hosting them for memorable meals.
On the 11th of October, 2019, Mustafa bhai Sadak returned to his Creator, leaving behind a legacy that continues to illuminate the paths of those he touched. The outpouring of love and gratitude at his funeral revealed the hidden extent of his altruism, impacting lives in ways both great and small.
As we reflect on the life of Mustafa bhai Sadak, his actions resonate with the Quranic verse, “And those who believe and do righteous deeds – We will surely remove from them their misdeeds and will surely reward them according to the best of what they used to do.” (Surah Al Ankabut, 29:7). His selfless service, boundless kindness, and dedication to community echo in the hearts of those who were privileged to know him.
We pray to Allah (SWT) to amply reward Marhum Mustafa bhai Sadak for his tireless service to the community, especially in his devotion in eulogizing the Ahlulbayt (AS). May the Almighty Allah (SWT) grant him maghferah and a lofty station in the proximity of Ahlulbayt (AS). Ameen. Let us remember Marhum Mustafa bhai Sadak and all marhumeen with a Sura-e-Fateha.
Source: The family of Marhum Mustafa bhai Sadak
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