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3 charged after Imam & Quran reciter murdered in east London stabbing

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Nov 9, 2021

A man murdered in London was a Imam and Quran reciter aged only 22 it has been revealed.

This news from @muslimdaily pays respects to the local lad and posts a picture of him.

Within a few days charges have been brought against three men who will appear in court charged with the murder of Mohammed Aqil Mahdi in Tower Hamlets.

[A] Majed Ahmed – 18 (12.02.03) of Navigation Road, E3;

[B] Muzahid Ali – 21 (29.12.99) of Bishops Way, E2 and

[C] Abul Cashem – 28 (05.02.93) of Victoria Dock Road, E16 will all appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 10 November charged with murder.


An investigation was launched after 22-year-old Mohammed died after being stabbed in Navigation Road, E3 on Saturday, 6 November.

An investigation was launched after police were called to Navigation Road, Tower Hamlets at 08:43hrs on Saturday, 6 November by the London Ambulance Service to reports of an unresponsive man.

Officers attended with paramedics and found Mohammed suffering stab injuries; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as Mohammed Aqil Mahdi, 22, (07.10.99) who lived in Camden.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course.


The investigation is being led by homicide detectives from the Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith,said: “The inquiry is progressing, but we are still looking for anyone with information.


Mehdi’s teacher, Ishaaq Abu Rahmiyyah Jasat, posted on Facebook: ‘It is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce the passing away of my dear student. Hafidh Aqil was a very special student of mine whom I’ve had the blessed opportunity to teach and mentor for the past 10 years. 

‘Words cannot alone describe how much he meant to me. He always tried and excelled so much in his Qur’anic journey, studying and staying with various teachers in Egypt too.

‘We had led the Taraweeh prayers together on several occasions. He always recited in such a beautiful, melodious and soothing tone. I would never get tired of listening to his Qur’an. Alhamdulillah, I had the opportunity to lead the Taraweeh prayers with Hafidh Aqil for the last time this year during Ramadan.

‘Just like many of the youth today, Hafidh Aqil faced many struggles in his late teenage years.

But he had immense love for the Qur’an.

He was never afraid to develop himself as a reciter and would regularly ask me for advice.’ 

I managed to find video of Mohammed reciting the Quran in mosque.

He also taught children about the religion weekly and was very popular in his community.

He accomplished so much in his short life and I am confident he effected alot of lives.

Rest in Peace.

Mohammed reciting Quran