The Hush Post: Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, the mafia don and 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind is a worried man. His only son has declined to be part of the mafia business. He has become a maulana instead. Moin Nawaz D. Kaskar is 31 and said to be a devout Sunni Muslim. Moin is now a respected and qualified Maulana, who is a ‘Hafiz-e-Quran’, which means, he has memorised the Holy Quran which comprises 6,236 verses, Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood’s brother has reportedly said this in the police interrogation. Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, Dawood’s younger brother, was arrested in three extortion cases last September. He does not live with the family in their palatial house at Clifton area Karachi. He lives in a mosque by the nearby area. His wife Saniya and their three minor children are also living with Moin in the small quarters provided by the mosque.
Moin’s main religious activities comprise teaching Holy Quran and Islamic preachings to children, leading the call of prayers and congregation of ‘namaz’ on various occasions. For all practical purposes, he is not with his family, though it is difficult to say if he is in speaking terms with his father.
This has had Dawood worried and is now suffering from bouts of depression. Moin’s other siblings, Mahrukh got married in 2006 to Junaid, the son of Pakistani star cricketer Javed Miandad, and sister Mahreen tied the knot with a US-based businessman’s son in early 2011.