My forefathers originated from the City of Baghdad in IRAQ from the lineage of Shaik Abdul Qadir Jilani (R.A). Later generations then emigrated to India.
My grandfather, Al-Haj Hishamuddin Ghulam-Mohuidin Bagdadi emigrated to South Africa, where he settled down in Kimberley with his uncle, Yusuf Ebrahim Bagdadi and carried on business under the name of YUSUF EBRAHIM STORES.
My father, uncle and grandmother emigrated to South Africa. Since then, the BAGDADI Family made South Africa their home. After many years.
My grandfather and family relocated to Cape Town, where they have lived since.