(The staff of Crescent International and members of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) offer our sincere condolences to the family of Ibrahim Vawda, a valiant struggler for truth and justice, whose death has just been announced by the Media Review Network (MRN). We also offer our condolences to colleagues at MRN. Crescent International was honoured to carry articles by our late Brother. His departure from this ephemeral world is a great loss to the Ummah. May Allah bless his soul, Ameen).
By Iqbal Jassat
We at Media Review Network (MRN) sadly announce the passing of our esteemed colleague and leader Ibrahim Vawda.
He will be remembered as an outstanding warrior for truth and justice.
Admired and loved by thousands of students who cherish his sacrifices as a teacher and principal, Ibrahim Vawda’s sincerity and integrity defined his life.
As his colleagues at Media Review Network, we recall his utmost dedication to the cause of human rights and social justice.
His untiring efforts at the helm of MRN, elevated causes of justice for all oppressed people, from Kashmir to Palestine and Myanmar to Khartoum.
Ibrahim Vawda spent his life challenging and combating evils of racism, Zionism, sectarianism and the scourge of Islamophobia.
As a regular contributor to many media outlets, he ably and professionally led compelling arguments in defense of the honour of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh).
His voice of reason, his passion for justice and love, devotion and concern for family and friends will be remembered by all whose lives he touched.
We at MRN have lost a stalwart, a pillar and a giant.
May Allah Almighty grant his dear wife Bilkes and children the strength and fortitude to bear with sabr his passing.
May Allah (swt) be pleased with him and reward him with the best of rewards in Jannah.
Iqbal Jassat is Exec Member of the Media Review Network in Johannesburg, South Africa