KHAMIS BIN AHMED
Of Classic Arabic Literature
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hundreds mourners attended the funeral of renowned scholar of classic
Arabic literature - Ustaadh Khamis Bin Ahmed.
He peacefully passed away on Sunday
(14-05-06) and buried the same afternoon.
Many of his former students of the Ithna
Sharia School (now known as Jeffery School) felt very sad to
learn of his death and not being able to attend his funeral.
Ustaadh produced several hundred students of
Classic Arabic Literature over the years he taught both at
the Ithna Sheria School and at the Mswalani Mosque of the
Old Town, Mombasa.
In his youth, he was a leading Mombasa soccer
player with his Falah Football Club.
Coastweek - -
Khamis Bin Ahmed.
baptized the club after his own 'Madrassa - Falah Muslim school.
nephew - Mahmoud Abass followed his footsteps to become a leading
national team goal keeper.
the Imam and lecturer of the Mswalani Mosque where his elder brother -
Maalim Said Bin Ahmed for the first time introduced Kiswahili Friday
sermons and soon the idea spread all over the Coast and earned him great
fame throughout the East African region as a great missionary.
left behind his beloved widow whom he used to affectionately address "Ummy
Said" and his only son Said Khamis Ahamed, an officer with Mombasa City
Faraj Dumila, Mombasa.
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