It Marks 15 Years Today That Bradford Sadly Lost Ch Mohammed Maroof Shaffi back in 2006.
In 2005, Bradford lost a widely respected brother called Mohammed Shafee (aka; Boxer Maroof Maz).
Mohammed Maroof Shaffi was brother of Ashiq (VRVW) & Tariq [Bradford], son of Ch Muhmmad Shaffi, nephew of Haji Ch Ahmed Khan (Late – General Secretary Of JTI Victor St Mosque) [Bradford | Village Sarhal, Nala Musalmana, PK].
He passed away with a heart attack in November 2005 in Pakistan, a month after earthquake in Azad Kashmir (Muzzafrabad, Abbotabad).
Maz was the man, had Bradford and surrounding areas all on lock. No one stepped out of line, they knew the score.
Good old days when Maz and his firm ran things and put even Meggy in his place.
Man had a heart of a lion and never backed down, from a fight no matter how big the other guy was.
Maz was a legend and
His firm still exists today, but not the same without Maz the man.Had a heart of gold.
Almost everyone throughout Bradford knew Maz, some thought he’s a gangster, some thought he’s a boxer , 1 thing is for sure he had respect and knew how to hold it .
May all mighty Allah (SWT) forgive him of his mistakes and enter him into paradise. Ameen
Bradford is a city of opportunity for most of Pakistani, reinforced by close and established support networks through family, friendship and local community links.
The ‘comfort zone’ offered by the city was an integral, positive aspect of social and economic life, though some were highly critical of local structures of governance, politics and leadership.
The men had a highly positive attitude towards the city and, in particular, the area where they lived. A plethora of infrastructures has developed to support, maintain and develop facets of social and economic life such as employment, entrepreneurship and sense of community. Many of the men enjoyed this ‘comfort zone’.