The brother was on his way home from taraweeh prayers at a local masjid:
A ‘trailblazer,’ crash victim was ‘coming into his own’
Please read the whole story and make dua for the brother and his family. He has no family here in Minnesota, and they won't release his body until they get in contact with his parents back home.Still, he yearned for more, Shahidah Siraaj said, recalling their last conversation a few weeks ago, “something even more spiritual.” He wanted to “give back,” she said, and he was doing so by volunteering for a nonprofit group, Building Blocks.
But at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, at University Avenue and Vandalia Street, Maayif was killed — the victim of a crash so violent that his vehicle went airborne into a utility pole, shearing it at its foundation outside the Dubliner Pub, 2162 University Av.
Siraaj said she wants his story known: “I’d like to put a face to who he is,” she said.