Tribute to Dr Anwah Nagia

by MJC

29 September 2020

Passing-on of a son of the Cape. A humanitarian.

“Who, when calamity strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.”
The MJC (SA) lament the passing of a dear and respected brother, friend and icon of our city and our country, Dr Anwah Nagia.

Dr Anwah sadly passed away after a lengthy battle with Covid-19 related complications. We convey our prayers and our condolences to Dr’s family, friends and community.

An activist to the end, Dr Anwah was working in the trenches during this pandemic, providing free masks to the community, assisting those that could not afford this necessity. As a man of the community, an activist against both local and international apartheid, a philanthropist and a businessman, Dr Anwah was a true holistic individual. He leaves behind a legacy for our displaced residents with his chairmanship at the District Six Beneficiary and Redevelopment Trust, as well as an even richer legacy by his commitment to the plight of the liberation of the Palestinian people, being the Owner of the Palestine Museum.

“We were at the forefront, up to this day when we started the Palestinian Museum. He was a humanitarian. He remained as humble and simple as possible. God gave him access to wealth so that he could ensure the poor were taken care of,”

“Every self will taste death. You will be paid your wages in full on the Day of Rising. Anyone who is distanced from the Fire and admitted to the Garden, has triumphed. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of delusion.”

May the choicest mercy and forgiveness be showered upon the soul of Dr Anwah. May his scale of goodness weigh heavy by his Lord and may the Almighty be pleased with him, Amīn.

Ml. Mujaahid White

Media Desk of the MJC (SA)


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