Mus­lims meet at Mam­bu­rui for 54th death an­niver­sary of scholar Said

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

More than 10,000 Mus­lims on Sun­day met in Mam­bu­rui, Ma­garini sub­county, to mark the 54th death an­niver­sary of scholar Al Habib Said.

They were from Bu­rundi, Saudi Ara­bia, Tan­za­nia and Uganda. They marched in the town, singing songs of praise be­fore hold­ing prayers at Said’s grave­side. Politi­cians present in­cluded Kil­ifi Se­na­tor Ste­wart Madzayo and Nyali MP hope­ful Omar Ma­sum­buko. Many Mus­lim schol­ars have their roots in Mam­bu­rui. The cel­e­bra­tions have been held an­nu­ally since Said’s death. “The turnout is big. A politi­cian can­not bring such a huge crowd to­gether un­less it is the Pres­i­dent,’’

Mushamu Mo­hamed said. Has­san Wazir from Saudi Ara­bia, who was in Kenya for the first time, said he was happy to at­tend the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions. “We got a chance to meet many Mus­lim broth­ers from Mam­bu­rui and Malindi,” he said.

Madzayo said it was a great op­por­tu­nity to join the Mus­lims in the cel­e­bra­tions.

/ALPHONCE GARI

Mus­lims at Mam­bu­rui dur­ing the com­mem­o­ra­tion of scholar Al Habib Said’s 54th death an­niver­sary on Sun­day

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