Renowned religious scholar Dr Israr Ahmed passes away
* President Zardari terms Dr Israr’s death ‘a huge loss for the country’
* Shahbaz Sharif says country deprived of ‘a true Muslim scholar’
LAHORE: Noted religious scholar and founder of the Tehreek Tanzeem-e-Islami, Dr Israr Ahmed, passed away early on Wednesday at the age of 78.
Dr Israr – survived by his widow, four sons and five daughters – had been suffering from severe back pain and cardiac problems for a long time.
His funeral prayers, led by his son Aakif Aslam, were offered at the Model Town Central Park and attended by a large number of people.
Prominent personalities who attended the funeral included Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan, Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, Maulana Samiul Haq, PML-N’s Zulfiqar Khosa, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, Jamaat Ahl-e-Hadith chief Zubair Ahmed Zaheer, former Lahore nazim Amir Mehmood, Maulana Abdur Rehman Ludhianvi, Maulana Rafi Osmani, members of national and provincial assemblies, and provincial ministers. Dr Israr was laid to rest at the Marrian graveyard. Family sources said Dr Israr had complained of backache between Tuesday and Wednesday night, adding that he did not let them take him to hospital saying he was okay. They said they later called in Dr Amir Aziz who prescribed medicines and advised him to rest. However, his attendant found him dead around 2:20am.
Born in Hariyana, India in 1932, Dr Israr actively participated in the Pakistan movement and was even the general secretary of the Muslim Students Federation. He completed his MBBS in 1954 from King Edward Medical College and got a degree in Islamic Affairs from Karachi University in 1965. Initially, he joined the JI but developed differences with its then chief Maulana Maudoodi and formed the Tehreek Tanzeem-e-Islami in 1975, which he headed until his death. He was also the chief patron of the Quran Academy. Dr Israr also authored over 60 books and delivered lecturers around the world. He had also been awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1981. Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari expressed grief and sorrow over Dr Israr’s death, saying he was a great intellectual who devoted his life for teaching Islam and its principles. Zardari said Dr Israr’s death was a huge loss for the country as he served the people with devotion and dedication. The president also offered condolences to the bereaved family. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who could not attend the funeral, condoled with Dr Israr son, saying the country had been deprived of a true Muslim scholar. staff report
Thousands of Pakistanis mourned during the funeral of scholar Dr Israr Ahmed in Lahore. Friday, 16 April 2010 13:59
By Ubaid ur Rahman, Pakistan / World Bulletin
Religious scholar and founder of Tanzeem-e-Islami, Dr. Israr Ahmed who died of cardiac arrest, was laid to rest in the ModelTown graveyard in Lahore on Wednesday night.
Israr, president of Anjuman-e Khuddam Al-Quran, has left behind four sons, five daughters and a widow.
Thousands of people across the country, including PML-N (Punjab
president) Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Senator Sajid Mir, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan and Qazi Hussain Ahmed and all other religious leaders attended the funeral, Worldbulletin correspondent Ubaid ur Rahman said.
He wrote more than 100’s books. He taught his family and children in the same way of Islam.
Dr. Israr was in favor of Caliphate and struggled for it throw out of his life.
Government officials and other political and religious leaders offered condolences over his demise, by saying that “Dr Israr’s death was a huge loss for the country.
Rahman said that mourning poeple prayed to Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to the members of the bereaved family.
Life of Israr Ahmed
He born in Hassar District of India on April 26, 1932, Dr. Israr had actively participated in Pakistan Movement and as General Secretary of Muslim Student Federation, after
came into being he joined Islami Jamiat-e Tulaba and became the President of that famous student organization.
He wrote around 100 books on Islam and was associated with different religious foundations in the country and abroad. Dr. Israr was born in 1932 and did his FSc from the then GovernmentCollege, Lahore, MBBS from KingEdwardMedicalCollege, Lahore, and MA Islamiyat from the KarachiUniversity with distinction.
In 1971, he abandoned his medical practice and devoted himself to the Islamic revival.
Dr. Israr was in favor of Caliphate and struggled for that throw out his life. He also was known as the Qur'an commentator and Mufessir. He taught his family and children in the same way of Qur’an and Islam.
Since last 9 years he was disturb due to the entry of foreign armies (NATO) in
Afghanistan, and was giving the harsh reaction to that. He was also not happy due to Military operations in tribal areas and death of innocent civilians. These all were effecting on his heart decease.
Religious scholar Dr Israr Ahmed in Pakistan passes away
The veteran religious scholar and Chairman of Tanzeem e Islami Dr Israr Ahmed has passed away here at his residence in Lahore.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:31
Dr Israr Ahmad was bestowed with a Sitara-e-eImtiaz in 1981 for his services in the field of religion. –Source: muslimvideo
LAHORE: Renowned Muslim scholar and founder of Tehreek-e-Islami Dr Israr Ahmad passed away on Tuesday nigt in Lahore after a prolonged illness.
His funeral will be held today after Asar prayers.
Dr Israr had spent the last four decades in reviving Quran centered Islamic philosophy and staunchly believed in the establishment of an Islamic political system in the country.
Dr Israr has to his credit over 60 books on different aspects of Islam and religion, nine of which have been translated in English. He was also bestowed with a Sitara-e-eImtiaz in 1981 for his services in the field of religion.
His followers are found all across the world particularly in the sub-continent, Middle East and North America. He also delieverd lectures in a program on an international 24 religious television channel.