The Legacy of Muhammad Amra

Mohamed Amra was one of the kindest souls I ever met. His entire life was dedicated to serving the ummah and uplifting the community. His biggest passion was reviving the culture of reading Islamic books in South Africa, and to do this, he established Baitul Hikmah Books, my favorite local book publisher.

Every time I met him, we would end up working on a new project together. It is no exaggeration to say that 90% of my halaqas, lectures, and seminars over the past three years were organized by him. My books were published and printed locally by him too. And in my most recent meetings with him, we were planning a huge long-term project together.

But it is the Qadar of Allah that he returned to His Lord on Tuesday, 24 August 2021.

Mohamed was to me a friend, a mentor, a role model, and a father-figure. I am grateful to Allah for the time I spent with him and the work we did together.

I ask Allah to accept him as a martyr, forgive his shortcomings, and elevate his status in the Afterlife. For his wonderful family, all of whom amaze me with their strong Imaan and love of this Deen, may Allah grant you all Sabr and the best of both worlds.

Posted by Ismail Kamdar

Ismail Kamdar is the Founder of Islamic Self Help, author of over a dozen books, research manager at Yaqeen Institute, and a freelance writer.

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