It’s with the heaviest of heart that we wish to confirm the passing away of Haji Hafiz Musa Patel, Pesh Imam of Fiji Muslim League at Lautoka Jame Mosque-for the past 25 years! Haji Hafiz Musa Patel is one of the tragic victims of the senseless shooting perpetrated by a gunman at two mosque locations, in Christchurch, during Friday Juma prayers on March 15th.
Fiji Muslim League National President, Hafizud Dean Khan says Hafiz Sahib left Fiji only three weeks ago to spend extended family time with his children in Australia.
He was visiting Christchurch, NZ, with his beloved wife, at the invitation of friends and well-wishers.
Khan adds Hafiz Musa Patel was a highly respected member of Fiji Muslim league and served selflessly as an Imam, teacher, mentor, and was much sought after as a powerful orator and speaker.
He leaves behind him beloved wife, Saira Bibi Patel, and three daughters and two sons. The late Hafiz Musa Patel’s Janazah arrangements will be announced later.
We plead with everyone to join us in praying for late Hafiz Musa Patel and all other victims of the tragic Christchurch mosque attacks.