22 Feb 2016 – It is with the deepest sadness we learnt of the passing of one of our huffaz, Sheikh Ahmed Amir. Our sincere condolences at this difficult time for Sheikh Ahmed Amir’s family. May Allah grant him eternal peace and Jannatul Firdaws. ‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un – We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.’

For more than 15 years Sheikh Ahmed Amir travelled to the East London Mosque from Egypt during Ramadan to lead the congregation for Tarawih. His memorable recitation will be sorely missed and remembered for years to come. The relationship that members of the Mosque and community built with Sheikh Ahmed Amir was special, may Allah bless him for his service to our community. We ask everyone to make a special dua for him, insha’Allah.

Photo credit: Rehan Jamil.