Thursday, September 16, 2021

Ustadh Usama Canon Death – Obituary : Ustadh Usama Canon Has Died

Ustadh Usama Canon Death – Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death

Renowned Islamic teacher, daee, and mentor, Ustadh Usama Canon passed away Tuesday following a battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Born and raised in California, Ustadh Usama Canon embraced Islam in 1996. He then embarked on a journey of studying various Islamic Sciences under some of today’s foremost scholars in the United States, Morocco, Egypt and Yemen.

Ustadh Usama served as the Outreach Director and an Arabic Instructor at Zaytuna Institute, as well as a Muslim Chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was also the Founding Director of Ta’leef Collective, a community based non-profit focused on assisting converts to Islam and creating healthy social and sacred spaces.

In 2017, he was diagnosed with the degenerative neurological disease ALS, the news which devastated Muslims all over the world, who benefited from his work.
Adam Kelwick, a British Muslim scholar and an aid worker said this about him, “he was known as an inspirational, eloquent, well-dressed person who was able to translate Islam, not from Arabic into English, but from the tradition into relevance today.

Many people will consider his establishing of the Ta’leef Collective in the US as his biggest achievement, however, let me tell you this, he established much more than that. He would travel frequently and build people across the world. Many of whom, including myself, have taken the path of love and service and Shaykh Usama has been an important part of that supporting, guiding and helping me and countless others along the way.
…May he receive mercy and forgiveness from his Lord and be admitted to the best of places in the best of company.”

Through a social media announcement, DeadDeath learned on September 7, 2021, about the death of Ustadh Usama Canon who has died. In the mourning spirit of this death, families, friends, and associates of the deceased share their sad news across social media timelines.

It is really a difficult time for the beloved ones of Canon whose passing has brought so much tears to.


There are many tributes and condolences on social media timelines of the affected friends and families. Death has always created deep heartbreak and an inexplicable deep sense of loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family who has lost their beloved one and also with friends who must have been devastated by the death news.


This publication is not serving as the official obituary announcement by the family. An account of life of Ustadh Usama Canon and details about the upcoming funeral is not contained in this writing. The family of the deceased would release the official obituary announcement which may contain the visitation and funeral date.

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