I am saddened to learn of the passing of Haji Yacoob Ali, President General of the Anjuman Sunnat ul Jamaat Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASJA).
Haji Yacoob Ali was a man of impeccable character and a true patriot. He dedicated many years of his life towards building the ASJA and ensuring its capacity to fulfill its role in the national community.
In addition, Haji Ali focused on tremendous outreach to lift many members of the society out of poverty and social distress.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).”
Haji Ali will no doubt be remembered for his many good deeds, kindness and generosity.
I join in extending heartfelt condolences to the members of his family, the Anjuman Sunnat-ul Jamaat Association and the wider Muslim community and to the thousands of lives he has touched during his many years of yeoman service.
May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) have mercy on him and grant him Jannatul Firdous.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition