the NBBA is sad to announce the loss of a New Jersey Lightning player and NBBA member, Amo Aamir Musharrah’s.
Amo was an accomplished athlete and one of the founders of Blind Athletes, Inc., through which he encouraged and motivated many consumers to participate in track and field, swimming, and other competitive sports. Amo said he started the group, “With a sincere desire to create transformative opportunities for individuals with vision loss and facilitate independence and happiness through education and sport.”
Amo was also an avid photographer and videographer having uploaded much of his professional quality work to Facebook and You Tube.
Amo’s passing comes as a shock to many but most assuredly to his young daughter, who turned 17 this past weekend. Our best wishes go out to her and all his loved ones at this very difficult time.
His favorite quote: “The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Funeral for Amo Aamir Musharrah’s was held earlier today Thursday, May 10, 2018 after Zohar Prayer (1pm) at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey located at 4145 US Route 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Please be aware of the following:
Islamic Funeral Etiquette
There are some matters regarding etiquette that one should be aware of when attending an Islamic funeral. Women from the Muslim faith commonly do not attend the funeral however should non-Muslim women wish to attend the following advice should be noted:
The dress code for Men and Women should be modest. This means a shirt and trousers for men and an ankle length skirt, which should not be tight or transparent, together with a long sleeved and high-necked top for the women. A headscarf is also essential for women. Shoes are removed before going into the prayer hall. Clean and presentable socks, stockings, or tights are therefore a good idea.
It should be noted that mourning and the way it is handled is dependent on the family’s religious and cultural preferences and therefore the above should be considered as only general information.
Cards can be sent to:
28 Westcott Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08610