Introduction

The sudden passing away of Mulla Asgher has cast a shadow over the Community. Questions are asked "What now after Mulla Asgher?" To many, Mulla Asgher was known as the founding father and President of the World Federation of the Khoja Shia lthna-asheri Muslim Communities with headquarters in London. To others, he was known as renowned Zakir. A learned Scholar and a relentless social worker.

Many among the younger generation know little about his childhood. His early education. When Mulla Asgher ventured into the Community services. His views on the issues affecting the youths of the Community and his thoughts on various aspects of the Community development.

Who was Mulla Asgher and what was his background? I have been asked to shed some light on the various aspects of his early life.

- Hassan A.M. Jaffer