The Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa has received with sadness the passing of Sheikh Yusuf Da Costa. We send our deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and the Naqshbandi Muhammadi Tariqa during this time of test.
Sheikh Da Costa was a leading intellectual and spiritual light and his immense contribution to the evolution of the MYM is recorded in his renowned translation of the book on Zakah that was published by the MYM in 1994. He spent his life reaching out to the poorest communities and worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and guided and encouraged many who are part of the Naqshbandi movement to work in the service of humanity.
We in the MYM make dua that Allah, the Most Merciful and Most Beneficent, may have mercy on Sheikh Yusuf and forgive him. We also make dua that he be granted the highest abode in Jannah. We pray for strength and patience for his family and loved ones.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaiyhi raji’un.