Life is precious, so we must value each other

On Tuesday morning at about 4:30am I received a message from Amin Jakoet informing me that his beloved brother Dr. Fuad Jakoet can passed on after a short illness.

Dr. Fuad Jakoet was not an ordinary man. He was an exceptional human. He was a man with a great sense of generosity both in mind and spirit. He was an icon of a doctor in the City Bowl area and for a generation, folk from across the Cape Flats came to his surgery in Salt River. This man was a genuine example of a helpful, modest, humble and deeply spiritual human being.

Very often when people arrived at his surgery and could not pay, he overlooked the payment and took care of their medical needs. He was a Doctor with a deep understanding of the human condition. He was critically aware of his surroundings. He was a deeply spiritual man who regularly visited the Karamat or sanctuaries of our pious ancestors that surrounds the Cape Peninsula.

Over decades we had many intense discussions about politics, religion and spirituality. His family has lost a bastion of strength. Cape Town has lost a masterful doctor. I lost a great friend and confidant.

May the Creator shower his blessings on Dr. Fuad Jakoet and grace him with a privileged place in the Heavens. He was a remarkable human and may those who feel his absents be comforted by the knowledge that Dr. Fuad Jakoet was loved far and wide. Many of those who could not attend his funeral will say a quiet pray and ask the Creator to welcome this human amongst his pious servants.

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress