It is with sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing away of Mr Shahnoor Ali, a well known local person who was involved in many worthwhile causes in the Swansea area.

Shahnoor Ali was one of the founding members of the predecessor of Swansea Bay REC, the West Glamorgan Community Relations Council. Indeed he continued his interest in the organsation throughout the past 30+ years until very recently.

He had been a Trustee of Swansea Mosque since its inception in the 1980s. Mr Ali was also very active in affairs relating to the Bangladeshi community living and working in the area. He will be remembered for the enthusiasm and energy that he possessed in being involved with local affairs especially his continuing links with Swansea Mosque. Mr Ali’s funeral (namaz e janaazah) takes place at the Swansea Mosque on Wednesday 26th October 2011 after Zuhr prayers which are due at 1:30pm.

May his soul be blessed. His family have asked everyone who knew him to keep him in their prayers.

Post Note: The funeral prayers for Mr Shahnoor Ali was held after Zuhr prayers at Swansea Mosque with record numbers of people attending the prayers. It is very rare that there is no standing room at the Mosque but this was indeed the case. It goes to show how well Mr Ali had been liked and respected by the Muslim community of Swansea. Please pray for his maghfirat!