Shabbir Dadabhai: An ISOC Founding Member Passes Away

The Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC) was incorporated in January 1976. It is one of the largest Muslim centers in the Western Hemisphere with over 10,000 worshipers. It is located on approximately 5.2 acres in Garden Grove, California.


It is with sorrow that Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC) announces the passing away of one of our senior community members, Br. Shabbir Ahmad Yacoob Dadabhai.  May Allah grant him maghfirah and raise his ranks to the highest levels of Jannah.

Br. Shabbir is survived by his wife Dr. Aisha Simjee, daughters Alia and Sufia and two grandchildren.  He passed away on Friday, 16 July 2021 (6 Dhul-Hijjah 1442 AH).  He was born on 10 March 1947.

Br. Shabbir Yacoob Dadabhai was one of the founding members of Islamic Soceity of Orange County during its original establishment in Fullerton, California.  He continued to support ISOC throughout the years and more recently was a trustee of the Al-Rahman Foundation Waqf.

ISOC offers sincere condolences to Dr. Aisha Simjee and all family members, relatives and the large number of friends in the community.

Following Zuhr prayers, Br. Shabbir's salatul janazah was held on Saturday, 17 July 2021 at the Islamic Society of Orange County, One Ar-Rahman Plaza, Garden Grove, CA. His burial took place at the Westminster Memorial Park, 14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA.

The Islamic Society of Orange County (ISOC) was established in 1976. ISOC is the largest Muslim community center in Southern California, serving more than 10,000 Muslims throughout the area.


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