However in the year 1932, when Hajee Yousuf Salay Mohamed Sait was the President, the Jamath disintegrated because of the growing rift between the conservative pure Memons and the so called Beser Memons. One group of Memons , under the leadership of Ladha went to the state of Halar in Kathiawar and they are known as Halai Memons. In 1918 when Ghandhiji, the Father of the Nation , asked him to contribute to the Tilak Swarajya Fund he gave a blank chaque and Gandhiji wrote an amount of Rs. By the passing of time its work field expanded. The king also bestwed titles on Kana Seth and gave him a special dress.
The Maharaja of Cochin, knowing that the Cutchi Memons were honest and trustworthy business men, gave them permission to settle down in Cochin. They were well established and relied upon in commercial circles. Two Other Cutchi Memons of Madras were honoured with the title of Khan Bahadur by the British: Mr. Later on they purchased lands around Bombay, Calcutta and Madras and established their commercial settlements. The Catchi Memon community also took active part in this movement both physically as well as financially. She will tell you about the Cutchi Memnon cooking style and dishes she has been preparing for over 20 years.
The greed of British people to rule over other people was not confined to India alone. In 19654, the Jamat started distributing free stationery and textbooks to the Jamat's students under the recommendation and supervision of Janab Abdullah Patka. Sulaiman Sait as Treasurer and Abdul Khader Yacoob Sait Kikka , Ahmed Ebrahim Sait Ajumal , Saleem Shakoor Sait, Rafiq Usman Sait, Siddique Esmail Sait Naseer , M. As present there are more than 300 charitable Trusts established by Cutchi Memons in different parts of India. A group of fifty young men proceeded towards punjab and settled in Lahore. On 5th August 1997, Haji Ahmed Usman Sait was elected President for 1997-1999.
Thus a democratically elected Jamath was formed in Cochin for the first time. Every Sunday there were speeches, debates, social gatherings. Memons spread throughout the Indian Ocean basin in the 19th century, but most Memons lived in Kathiawar, prior to the Partition of India. Thus Hajee Salay Mohamed Joonus Sait became the next President of the Jamath and his younger brother, Janab Abdulla Joonus Sait, the next Muthawally of the Mosque. The Kutchi Memons are spread all over the globe and have erected many mosques all over the world. Nagar Tatta and regions all around were included in this sector of Sindh.
With time they progressed and it was found that even that place was not sufficient. He also held the position of Director, Reserve Bank of India Madras Province. The Jamath-Sait was the lone office bearer of the Jamath. Their first leader was Adam seth who was appointed by pir Yusufuddin Saheb. These togerher with a fall in the prices of landed properties due to depression added to the losses. Families used to draw out a huge bedsheet on the floor, where they would sit and share a meal.
British traders established their commercial offices in various parts of the Empire and Cutchi Memon businessmen followed them lile a shadow thus sperading over different parts of Asia and Africa including China ans Japan. Jan Muhammed Sattar 2 Mr. Every month or once in two months, night mushairas also were held which were received well by one and all. Easa Sattar Sait suggested in 1951 that the Boys Blub should be closed which was approved. But this time the main reason for their migration was the search of livelihood which had become difficult due to the stopped of trade between sing and Gujarat as described above. The Cochin Jamath is rendering monetary assistance for the marriage requirements of poor girls. One main purpose of narrating the history and describing the religion, culture, life and community feeling of Memos is that the present members of the community after getting inspiratiion from the unity and character of their ancestors may work together for a bright future.
As a matter of fact, the Sait was responsible for fostering unity among all members of the Jamat, and promoting the social and cultural welfare of all. In the year 1238 A. . Haji Muhammed Haji Siddiq Sait 1st President. And Lapai, is a popular albeit, now rare Cutchi Memon dessert made using jaggery, asli ghee in equal proportions and sauf or, fennel seeds. The number of these young members at that time was 15.
One such example is that within a year we started sports in a great way. It is from there that Cutchi Memons migrated to Kathiawar and Gujarat. Abdul Rauf Soomar was elected President. When British conquered Delhi they fixed a pension for the Moghul ruler. But a few people felt that the committee had some short-comings.
Marriage outside the social group e. According to this theory, the Memons were originally Arabs. After a year, Haji Usman Mohamed Hasham Sait resigned his president ship on grounds of ill-health and Vice President was elected as the President. Became so week that there was complete chaos and disorder. Haji Abdul Shacoor Ahmed Sait did everything possible in this regard and encouraged the youth in the formation of Cutchi Memon Union.