Sri Lanka Moor Family Genealogy

Muhammad Hajie Marikar - Family #217

1  Muhammad Hajie Marikar (Vidane or Headman at Athikaragoda, Alutgama appointed by the British Government)

    2  Thamby Lebbe Marikar (Athikaragoda, Alutgama)

        3  Colanda Marikar (Soldier Colonda) + Name Not Known

            4  Sithy Fathima (Pathumuthu Mamee) + Marikar Hajiar, predeceased his wife.

                5  Sheriff Marikar Hajiar, was robbed and waylaid by the Caravan riders on his way back from Madinah because the pilgrims from Ceylon overlooke dthe Arab custom of sharing their food with the Caravan riders. Walked back to Madinah and worked his way by earning his fare to Egypt wjhere he joined some merchants in business and saved up to return to Ceylon. Returned to Ceylon after 5 years to find his wife already married. Moved to the Mutwal Jummah Mosque where he spent the rest of his life in a room provided by the Khateeb + Name Not Known (she later married a Malay Sergeant from the Mutwal Police when her husband did not return from his pilgrimage to Makkah and had a son named Shahadbeen).

                    6  H S M Salahudeen, Khateeb (Mutwal Jumuah Masjid and Maradana Mosque) + Ummu Noor

                        7  Jezuli Salahudeen (Registrar of Muslim Marriages) d:28 Aug 2008 + Ruwaiza

                            8  Isfahani (Aslam) Salahudeen + Rehana

                            8  Hussain Salahudeen + Nazreen

                            8  Fathima Salahudeen + Iqbal

                            8  Ali Sabry Salahudeen + Shamla

                       7  Sadul Malahira Salahudeen

                       7  Firdouse Salahudeen

                       7  Siyouthi Salahudeen

                       7  Kamsun Salahudeen

                       7  Subki Salahudeen

                       7  Izzeth  Salahudeen

 

Obit:

KHATEEB JAZULI SALAHUDEEN (ex Registrar of Muslim Marriges) son of late Khateeb H.S.M. Salahudeen & late Ummu Noor, husband of late Ruwaiza, father of Isfahani (Aslam), Hussain, Fathima & Ali Sabry, father-in-law of Rehana, Nazreen, Iqbal & Shamla, brother of late Sadul Malahira, late Firdouse, Siyouthi, Kamsun, late Subki & late Izzeth. Janaza leaves residence 105, T.B. Jayah Mawatha (Darley Road), Colombo 10 at 10.30 a.m. on 28.08.2008 for Funeral prayers at Maradana Mosque. Burial at Kuppiyawatte Muslim Burial Ground.

 

                Sulaiha Umma Marikar Hajiar + Name Not Known (Sulaiha Umma was proposed to be married to an Indian Muslim Trader in the Pettah, by her mother. however, the marriage was averted by Sesmama, her uncle, who took away to Malwana where she was betrothed to a man of his choice)

                5  Khadija Marikar Hajiar + Cassim (businessman) divorced, since he was an extremely jealous husband who hounded his wife with suspicion and where Sesmama assisted her to seek the divorce.

                5  2nd Spouse of Khadija Marikar Hajiar: + Majeed (boatman, who plied between Colombo jetty and the ships that called, taking passengers up and down and on cruises in the harbor. a very genial and considerate man.)

 

            4  (daughter) + Sheikh Ismail (SesmaLebbe Marikar, aka Sesmama)** (Dr. MCM Kaleel’s mothers uncle), coffee trade in obe of the streets leading to Kayman's Gate, Pettah, known as Kopi Kadey Peli (row of coffee shops). Imported coffee seeds from Aden and Gulf States. (218)

                5  Haniffa Sheikh Ismail
                    6  Dr. Hamza Ismail

                5  Noordeen Sheikh Ismail + Huzaira Abdul Ghaffoor
                    6  Noordeen Mohamed Hussein + Sithy Hadijathul Badriya Haffiel, d/o Fusseiya and Haffiel Ismail
                        7  Ameena Luthfe Hussein + Ismath Ur Rahman, s/o Mahbooba and M S Abdul Rahman
                            8  Sameeha Thur Rahman
                            8  Safiyyah Thur Rahman

 

            4  (daughter) + Sheikh Ismail (SesmaLebbe Marikar, aka Sesmama)**, (Dr. MCM Kaleel’s mothers uncle), coffee trade in obe of the streets leading to Kayman's Gate, Pettah, known as Kopi Kadey Peli (row of coffee shops). Imported coffee seeds from Aden and Gulf States. (218)

                5  Ayesha Sheikh Ismail

                5  Rahmath Sheikh Ismail

 

            4  Seven other daughters whose names are not known

 

            4  Cassim Lebbe Marikar + Yousoof Sulaiha (d/o Omerdeen ‘Appa’) (218)

                5  Cassim Lebbe Marikar Thaha
                   
6  Muhammad Thaha Muhammad Muhsin, d:May 23 2014, buried at Maligawatte Muslim Burial Grounds, Colombo 10

 

                5  Muhammad Cassim Muhammad Kaleel, Dr. b:3-Feb-1899, d:1994 + Noor Rahmaniya Marikar-Bawa, d:May-15-2002 (62)

 

Daily News Obituary – Thursday May 16 2002

KALEEL ­ HAJIANI NOOR RAHMANIYA,   daughter of late Al-Haj & Mrs Sulaiman Marikar Bawa, dearly beloved wife of late Desamanya Dr M.C.M. Kaleel, loving mother of Dr M. Nawaz, Dr M. Fahmy, late Sithy Huzaifa, Fathima Hanoum, Sithy Niloufer, Ummu Zulaiha, Einul Azeema, Mohamed Aslam, Rizwi Suhada and Mohamed Shiraz, mother-in-law of Ummu Naima, Ereefa, late Muhsin, late Jouffer Sadique, Fayesz Mansoor, late Dr Munsif Meeran Tracey, Dr Faizer Buhary, Ashok and Deena, expired. Janaza leaves residence at 10 a.m. today for interment at Maligawatte Muslim Burial Ground.   21, 18th Lane, Colpetty, Colombo 3.

 

                6 M. Nawaz Kaleel, Dr.+ Ummu Neuma        

                6 M. Fahmy Kaleel, Dr. + Ereefa Marzuk

                    7 Muhammad Nawaz Kaleel       

                    7 Muhammad Hejaz Kaleel

                    7 Muhammad Hisham Kaleel

                    7 Ayesha Sameeha Kaleel

                    7 Faizul Hassen kaleel

                6 Sithy Huzaifa Kaleel + Muhsin M.J.M., CCS           

                    7 Aynul Kareema Muhsin + Shumsul Hussain     

                    7 Fathima Rahima Muhsin + Afgeralli      

                    7 Imtiaz Hussain Muhsin

                    7 Noor Zulaikha Muhsin + Abdul Rasool  

                6 Fathima Hanoon Kaleel + Jouffer Sadiq M.H. (#108,173,175)

                    7  Noor Shifa Ja'afer Sadiq + Muhammad Fasil        Munsif (173)

                            8  Azhar Faseel, Dr MBBS, Sydney Australia

                            8  Zahara Faseel

                    7 Noor Shifa Sadiq + Muhammad Fasil   

                    7 Ayeshathul Hafsa Sadiq + Nishtar A.M.M.

                        8 Shaharwan Nishtar + Sinan Hafeel

                        8 Sakeena Nishtar+ Altaf Jabir

                        8 Omar Nishtar

                    7 Omer Maqbul Sadiq

                    7 Fathima Sara Sadiq + Dr.Rizvi Salih

                    7 Mosadiq Ali Sadiq      

                6 Sithy Niloufer Kaleel + Fayesz Mansoor     

                    7 Muhammad Ikram Mansoor + Nazneen

                    7 Sithy Fahima Mansoor + Riswan

..........…..7 Muhammad Reza Mansoor

...........….7 Nasreen Mansoor + Shahjehan Marikar-Bawa     

............6 Ummu Zulaikha Kaleel + Munsir Meeran, Dr. (108,173,175)

..........…..7 Muhammad Careem Meeran    

..........…..7 Marina Aida Meeran    

...........6 Einul Azeema Kaleel + Ashok

...........6 Muhammad Aslam Kaleel + Ayesha          

.........…..7 Reza Kaleel   

.........…..7 Shireen Kaleel

...........6 Rizvi Suada Kaleel + Faizer M. Buhary. M., Dr.       

.........…..7 Muhammad Rumi Feizal

.........…..7 Muhammad Akram Feizal       

...........6 Muhammad Shiraz Kaleel + Deena Zaheed  (30, 40, 73 80, 90)

   …….........7 Sabry Kaleel

 …………....7 Adhil Kaleel

 ……………..7 Shukri Kaleel    

 

 ..……5  Muhammad Cassim Muhammad Mousuf + Noor Mazahira Hannifa (88)

……………6 Faiz Mousuff + Fareeka

…………………7 Yasmin Faiz + Anura Nimaladasa         

………………………8 Yaseen Anura

………………………8 Sarah Anura

………………………8 Akmal Anura

…………………7 Reza Faiz + Ramzani Abbas

………………………8 Raiza Reza

………………………8 Raizul Reza

………………………8 Razia Reza

…………….6 Khadija Mousuff + Sha Firdhouse Mihlar d:Aug 2017, USA (18)

…………………7 Shizana Mihlar + Refai Deen

………………………8 Farha Refai

………………………8 Shezard Refai

………………………8 Mersha Refai

…………………7 Shaul Mihlar + Zaiboon Hassen

………………………8 Tariq Mihlar

………………………8 Khalid Mihlar

……………6 Zaif Mousuff + Suzanne

…………………7 Seda Mousuff + (Name not known)

………………………8 (Son)

………………………8 (Son)

…………………7 Natasha Mousuff

……………6 Ziaf Mousuff + Mansoora Sadoon

…………………7 Azad Ziaf

…………………7 Saadiha Ziaf + Hisham Jalleel

…………………7 Sakeena Ziaf

……………6 Zareena Mousuff + Zubair Hassen

…………………7 Aqif Hassen + Shazmina Nizamdeen

………………………8 Hannah Maryam Hassen

..................8  Umar Bin Aqif Hassen

…………………7 Zaqir Hassen + Farha Refai

..................8  Ibrahim Bin Zaqir Hassen

……………6 Aishathul Jennifer Mousuff + Jameel Hakeem

…………………7 Ifaz Bin Jameed + Johanna

..................8  Raya Tahani Jameel

…………………7 Zafi Bin Jameel

…………………7 Fazi Bin Jameel

 

…………5  Sithy Zahira Cassim (died in infancy)

 

…………5  MCM Thaha


From the latter part of the 19th century, for three or four generations, Zone 12 of Colombo, comprising Messenger Street, New Moor Street, Grandpass, Hultsdorf and Barber Street, and their environs had a large Muslim concentration, with an aggregation of Muslim families, many related or inter-related, mostly friendly if nor familiar. It was within this environ hat Dr M C M Kaleel was born, on Feb 3,1899 (Friday 22 Ramadan 1316 H), a great physician, social worker, politician and leader of the community.

Dr Kaleel lived in a large house at No 6, Messengerr Street, situated near the Hultsdorf Street-Messenger Street intersection, which was then popularly known as "Shalayankada Shandhi".

Historical records and legends reveal that his ancestors were from the descendants of a shipload or Arabs who left their homes in the Middle East, unable to bear the harsh treatment meted out by Umayyad Caliphs. They were said to be Hashimites who landed off the coast of Beruwela at Barberyn in the year 1024 AD. There is also a tradition that in the year 1410 one of Dr Kaleel's ancestors, a theologian, was brought to Mutuwal in a Palanquin when he agreed to be the Khateeb (Imam) of the ols Mosque in Mutuwal (palaya palli). The family still possess a copy of a Qur'an handwritten by one of his ancestors, who was  famous Calligraphist.

Dr Kaleel had his first schooling at Hameeda School at New Moor Street. Prior to that he was taught to recite the Qur'an in Arabic at home. Hameedia School was adjacent to the Grand Mosque and managed by its founder, I L M H Noordeen Hajiar. Kaleel learned in Arabic and Arabic-Tamil medium and not in English. It was only when the family moved to live in Mutuwal in December 1909, at the age of ten, that Kaleel was initiated into English education. He started his English education at at a small school run by the Baptist Mission on Elie House Road run by Rev Silva. Later on he attended St Thomas' College run by Warden Stone.

Kaleel's father, Cassim Lebbe Marikar, was, both, a businessman and a Moulavi (Islamic teacher), having qualified at the Bakiathus Salihath Madrasa, in Vellore, South India. The Muslims of the area, including the two officiating Katheebs of the Colombo Grand Mosque, had requested Cassim Lebbe Marikar to accept the position of Khatheeb of the Mosque. He accepted the position on an Honorary capacity and was carried to the Mosque on a Palanquin similar to how his ancestor was feted in 1410.