Marawi City, Philippines -The Management and Students of Khadijah Mohammad Islamic Academy (KMIA) offered their condolences thru Prayers to the bereaved Family of Abubakar Maidin who passed away on September 10, 2013 at a Hospital in Singapore .
Abubakar Maidin who dies at the age of 86 is the former President of Jamiyah (Muslim Missionary Society of Singapore). He is globally known as an active da’wah worker from Singapore and Social worker. He held several Positions in Various Islamic Organizations among others were Constituent Member of Mekkah-based the Muslim World League, Member of World Supreme Council of Mosques, Accredited Coordinator of the Islamic Development Bank ( for educational scholarship program in Singapore), Regional Coordinator for ISESCO (for Asia-Pacific Region), Associate member of WAMY since 1991 and President of Indonesia-Singapore Friendship Association.( www.riseap.org).
Agakhan M. Sharief, President of KMIA who met Abubakar in several occasions was saddened by the News of his passing and said: “He has been my role model especially in his Social and Community Services”. Sharief and his Group were invited twice in Singapore and saw the work of Abubakar – they were inspired when they visited the four welfare homes that the late president established among them is the Jamiyah Children’s home, Jamiyah Halfway House, Jamiyah’s home for the aged and Jamiyah Nursing Home. “I was moved by his generosity, he is truly a man with a heart of Gold.” Sharief added.
Dr. Sophia Ampuan-Sharief recalled her meetings with the late Abubakar Maidin whom she consider as her second father “he is a man with a Vision for the Muslim Ummah, the legacy he left should be emulated around the world” Sophia said in her speech before the Staffs and Students of KMIA.
KMIA Management and Students recited Surah al-fatiha for the late Abubakar Maidin who was buried on Wednesday September 11, 2013 Singapore community leaders and Members of Parliament were present at his home to pay their last respects. Among those present were Acting Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim. (Special Report by Drieza a. Lininding)