Ibrahim Vawda: ‘A giant tree has fallen’

The life and times of Br. Ibrahim Vawda who made an impact on thousands of lives, will be commemorated on the Zoom virtual platform, writes an Al Qalam Reporter.

The recent passing of Br. Ibrahim Vawda of Johannesburg, who spent his life fighting for justice, is a blow to the activist community.

Marhoom Ibrahim Vawda, a senior member of the Media Review Network, was an “outstanding warrior for truth and justice”, according to his colleague Iqbal Jassat, the organisation’s executive member.

In paying tribute to a lifelong friend and colleague, Jassat said Marhoom Ibrahim Vawda was loved by thousands of students who cherished 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, had elevated causes of justice for all oppressed people, from Kashmir to Palestine and from 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 the media, 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 Bilkees 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”.

Jassat said there will be a virtual worldwide tribute to be held tomorrow (Saturday) and urged people to join in on the Zoom platform.

“Tomorrow (Saturday 06 February) at 15:00 – 16:45, we commemorate the life and times of a teacher, human rights and community activist, Ibrahim Vawda.  The event will be addressed by both local and international speakers. Join us for this virtual event on Zoom. The event will also be live streamed on Media Review Network’s Facebook page as well on Channel Bilal C19.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.