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RIPFather Astill presented with the scroll of calligraphy.

RIP Mohammed Kayes Hossen

A ceremony was held at the North Sydney Campus recently to remember the life of ACU business student Mohammed Kayes Hossen, who passed away earlier this year.

The ceremony took place in the Carroll Building where Kayes spent most of his time at university. It was attended by his father, who travelled from Kayes home in Bangladesh, a number of Kayes friends and three members of the al-Ghazzali centre for Islamic Sciences and Human Development.

The ceremony was an opportunity for Kayes friends to share their memories of him, take part in prayers and hear about his Islamic faith.

Campus Chaplain Father Steve Astill said the ceremony was a moving experience for all who attended.

Among us there were different origins and different beliefs, Father Astill said, but those things all paled into insignificance as we experienced a unity in C2.9 that was probably unequalled in the history of that room. It became like a holy place.

Kayes passed away on April 10 of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS). For more information on SADS, email info@sads.org.au.

A of the 99 names of God in Islam has been presented to the University by the al-Ghazzali centre, and will be displayed on campus.