Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Razia Hariz Saheba (1963-2020)

In an announcement at the Friday Sermon of 10 January 2020 ~14 Jamadi’ul Awwal 1441 AH, Imam-Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam Hadhrat Khalifatullah Munir A. Azim (atba) of Mauritius paid glowing tributes to the memory of a senior member of the Jamaat in Kerala, Razia Hariz Saheba of Alappuzha who passed away this week: Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’uun. 

A woman of substance and faith, Razia Saheba was- along with her husband YK Hariz Saheb of Alappuzha- among the first group of believers in Kerala to recognize the Divine Manifestation of our times in 2010 when the Jamaat was formally established in India, Alhamdulillah. A former President of the Lajna Imaa-Illaah- the women's wing of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Qadian- in her hometown, and also the Sadr for the south Kerala region; Razia Saheba went on to serve as the first Sadr of the Siraj Makin- the women's wing of the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam in Kerala, and actively participated in the Jamaat programmes along with the sisters till illness took a toll on her health and well being over the last year or so. Dealing with the difficulties and challenges of life with patience and fortitude, Razia Saheba displayed much empathy and understanding for the pain and suffering of others and leaves behind a trail of good memories for her family, and the wider Jamaat in Kerala, Alhamdulillah. In honour of this senior sister of the Jamaat, Namaz-e-Janaza Gha'ib- (Funeral Prayer-in-Absentia) was performed by members of the Jamaat at Mathra; Tamil Nadu; Delhi and Mauritius after the Namaz-e-Jumu’ah on 10 January 2020. May the All-Forgiving and Merciful Lord Almighty elevate the status of the departed soul in Jannat-ul-Firdaus, Aameen.     

Read the Extracts from the Announcement below:

'I announce the sad news of the death of Mrs. Razia Hariz, who was the wife of our Naib Amir Hariz Sahib from Alappuzha (Allepey). Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’uun.

On 08 January 2020, when I woke up for Tahajjud prayer, this verse came many times on my tongue: Inna-lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’uun.

When I finished doing Wu’zu, this verse again came to my lips many times instead of the duah after Wu’zu. I understood that there will be some bad news, some worries, sorrows and even difficulties.

Then, in the morning itself I got a sad news on one issue and at night, after the Maghrib prayer, I received the sad news of the demise of Razia Hariz Sahiba.

She was very sick as I told you several times in my announcements in the Friday sermons. She was 56 years old. And her date of birth is historic, because she was born on 10th of March [10 March 1963], and it was on the 10th of March that our Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam was officially registered here in Mauritius and that too of international scope. She died on 08 January 2020 at 5pm (local time in India / Kerala), and it was her husband, our Naib Amir Hariz Sahib who led her funeral prayer the next day [09 January 2020] at 10.00 in the morning and she was buried at 12.30 (local time in India / Kerala).

She leaves behind her husband and two children, Firoz Ahmad Sahib and Roshni Sahiba. She was also our first Sadr Sahiba of the Siraj Makin of Kerala. She was very sincere in the Divine Manifestation and she was in regular contact with me. She was a lady who went through a lot in her life. It was an honour for me and my family that we had the opportunity to visit her in her house during our first trip to Kerala in the year 2017. She was always smiling, polite, kind and had a lot of love for Allah, His Khalifatullah and the Deen-e-Islam.

I would like to thank all my disciples from the Jamaat Ul Sahih Al Islam [in the various places in India: Kerala & Tamil Nadu] who stood in solidarity with our Naib Amir Hariz Sahib and his children in this moment of immense sadness, and above all I thank the Jamaat Ahmadiyya of Kerala who did not hesitate to lend a helping hand in this funeral. They applied the true motto: Love for All, Hatred for None and they abandoned the boycott to apply the true teachings of Islam [that is, helping our fellow brother of the same Islamic faith]. Masha-Allah. This is how we should live, like brothers and sisters of one Deen, i.e. Islam.

Insha-Allah, after the Salat-ul-Jummah, we will do the Namaz Janaza Ghaib (Funeral Prayer in Absentia) of Razia Hariz Sahiba. May Allah make her Mubarak (blessed) in Jannat-ul-Firdaws, His Paradise closest to Him (Allah), and perfect her light for her (Razia Sahiba) for all the sacrifices she had made and for her attachment to Divine manifestation of this century. May Allah pour down His love and mercy on her and grant her eternal peace and serenity. Ameen.

May Allah give courage and patience to our Naib Amir Hariz Sahib and his children in this time of mourning, sadness and may Allah grant them the light of His proximity, and of His mercy and make them shine in Deen-e-Islam with sincerity and Taqwa just like Razia Hariz Sahiba and the sincere Sahaba – believers, men and women – of the Divine Manifestation since the creation of the heavens and the earth. Ameen, Summa Ameen, Ya Rabbul Aalameen.