One of the founders of Al-Manaar , Mr. Ali Omar Ermes, has passed away today. It is great loss to Al-Manaar, to our community & to the ceative art world.

Mr. Ermes worked tirelessly to see the Al-Manaar Mosque and Centre established. He served in the first Committees and Boards of Trustees as Treasurer and Chairperson.

Mr. Ermes was a world class artist who, using his talents, promoted and supported good causes.

May Allah shower His mercy on his soul.

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون
To Allah we belong and to him we shall return.