Wednesday, May 31, 2017

India: Khwaja Ahmad Hussain Derwaish passed away in Qadian


Khwaja Ahmad Hussain was buried in the special section of the graveyard dedicated for Qadian Derwaish group.

Khwaja Ahmad Hussain Derwaish [Photos via Twitter: @MustenserAQamar,
(Imam Mustenser Qamar‏ is grandson of  Khwaja Ahmad Hussain)]
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By Ch. Maqbool Ahmad | May 31, 2017

Khwaja Ahmad Hussain Derwaish  passed away at his home in Qadian. He was 92 years old.

Funeral prayers, offered at Bahishti Maqbra, were led by Ahmadiyya Chief Secretary, India, Maulana Mohammad Inam Ghori. After the grave was closed, Maulana Mohammad Inaam Ghori led all present in silent prayer.

Khwaja Ahmad Hussain had settled in Qadian as a volunteer nearly seven decades ago at the call of the then Caliph of Islam-Ahmadiyya, Hazrat Mirza Bashir Ud Din Mahmood Ahmad, for the protections of Qadian holy sites.

While the leadership and a majority of the Ahmadiyya community of Qadian had to migrate to Pakistan at the time of Indo-Pak partition in 1947, the volunteers who stayed back at the directions of their spiritual leader- 313 in number - came to be revered as a special group of elders of the community and they were affectionately called Derwaish, a tile that signified their sense of selflessness.

Khwaja Ahmad Hussain was buried in the special section of the graveyard dedicated for Qadian Derwaish group.

Khwaja Ahmad Hussian served the community for a long time at Sadr Anjuman Ahmadiyya, the Ahmadiyya administrative body based in Qadian, Deceased's son, Khawaja Bashir Ahmad, serves as the principal of Taleemul Islam Senior Secondary School.

Khwaja Ahmad Hussain had instilled a sense of service to humanity in his children.  When Khawaja Bashir Ahmad, a gold-medalist in his post graduation work, was offered a job abroad, he opted to serve the community instead of moving away.

Out of the 313 Derwaish at the time of the Indo-Pak partition, two Derwaish are alive now. One is Mohammad Ayub Butt and another is Tayab Ali.

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-- India: Khwaja Ahmad Hussain Derwaish passed away in Qadian


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