In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful
Special Tribute to - Dr. Syed Sikandar Madad
Dr.Syed Sikandar Madad
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Syed Sikandar Madad, s/o Syed Yawar Madad, on Sunday, July 19th, at the age of 77.
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to an incredible force within our IMI family, Dr Sikandar Madad. A key Stalwart and community leader, Dr Madad was a selfless leader, and a role model to all those who had the honor of working with him. His tremendous services for IMI shall be remembered for a long time to come.
Special Tribute to -Dr. Barkat Jaferi
Dr. Barkat Jaferi
Former IMI Global President & Community Stalwart, who breathed his last at University of Pennsylvania Hospital this morning. In him, IMI has lost a key Stalwart, and, the community a selfless leader and dedicated soldier of Imam e Zamana ATFS. Dr. Jaferi was a selfless soul, a role model, mentor, community leader and an excellent physician whose tremendous services for the New Jersey community and the Global Medical Community shall be remembered for long.
Special Tribute to - Dr. Nusrat Naqvi
Dr. Nusrat Naqvi
Dr. Nusrat Naqvi, IMI's Former Global President (and rst female Global President) and Former Chair of the IMI Women's Wing and Young Leaders' Divisions. In her, IMI has lost a key Stalwart, and, the community a selfless leader and dedicated soldier of Imam e Zamana ATFS. Dr. Naqvi was a gentle soul, a role model, mentor, passionate community leader and an excellent teacher whose tremendous services for our women, young leaders and the Global Community shall be remembered for long.
Syeda Afzaal Bano D/O Syed Ghazanfer Ali Zaidi
It is with great sadness, we inform you of the passing of Syeda Afzaal Bano D/O Syed Ghazanfer Ali Zaidi and mother of Adnan Haider MD, a long time member and supporter of IMI and Professor of Endocrinology at University of West Virginia, passed away in Karachi on Nov 14th, 2021 at the age of 67 after a short term illness. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother, and grandmother. Please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Marhūm Syed Jaffar Hashmi s/o Syed Salamat Ali Shah
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the demise of Marhūm Syed Jaffar Hashmi s/o Syed Salamat Ali Shah of Somerset, New Jersey on November 20th, 2021. Marhūm was the father of Amjad Hashmi, Arshad Hashmi, Ather Hashmi, Yasir Hashmi, Nasreen Hashmi, and Shazia Anjum. Father-in-law of Narjis, Sabiha, and Sadia Hashmi. Marhūm was the grandfather of Mussadaq, Farwah, Awais, Anum, Wafa, Abbas, Fazeel, Shabih Fatima, Rubab, and Fizza Hashmi. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannat. Please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Marhooma Amna Jaffry
It is with great sadness we share the passing away of Marhooma Amna Jaffry Bint e Syed Saeed Ahmed Jaffry of Ireland on November 25th, 2021. She was the mother of IMIs Arbaeen Medcial Mission Coordinator and Prof.of Urology in Ireland, Dr. Qasim Jafri. May Allah grant her the highest place in jannah. Please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Marhoom Syed Zair Hussain Naqvi s/o Syed Nusrat Ali Naqvi
It is with great sadness, we inform you of the demise of Marhoom Syed Zair Hussain Naqvi s/o Syed Nusrat Ali Naqvi of Manalapan, New Jersey on Friday, November 26, 2021. He was the eldest community member and Maddah e Ahlebait.May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannat. Please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Marhūm Syed Mehdi Reza s/o Syed Ali Reza
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the demise of Marhūm Syed Mehdi Reza s/o Syed Ali Reza of Mt. Laurel NJ on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Syed Mehdi Reza was born in Hyderabad, India on July 20, 1931. He attended Aliya High School in Hyderabad then studied architecture at the University of Illinois Champaign. After completing college, he returned to Hyderabad for a short period of time then moved to Pakistan. He eventually decided to move to the United States and finally settled in New Jersey where he and his wife were active members of the Shia community.
He was excellent at auto mechanics and home renovation and was meticulous about his work. He spent his later years gardening. He was known for his patience and his life stories. He succumbed to Alzheimer’s and passed away on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2021. Marhum is survived by his wife, Fatima Reza, and children Abbas Reza, Shaheen Reza, Hyder Reza, Sajjad Reza, and the brother-in-law, Dr. Asad Sadiq, esteemed member of our Global Board of regents and the coordinator of IMI Dental Wing.
May Allah grant him Jannat. Please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Marhum Syed Ameer Abbas
It is with great sadness, we inform you of the demise of Marhum Syed Ameer Abbas of Princeton, NJ on Wednesday December 1, 2021 s/o legendary Syed Mumtaz Haider Sb of Karachi, Pakistan. Marhum was the husband of Sister Nishat Abbas and father of Asad Abbas. He was a great supporter of IMI and was with IMI in IMI's Global Conference in Iran as well. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the marhum, please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Marhum Dr Mehmood-ul-Hasan Jafri
It is with great sadness, we inform you of the demise of Marhum Dr Mehmood-ul-Hasan Jafri, a NEST intern many years ago breathed his last at NMC Hospital Karachi recently.We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the marhoom, please recite Surah Fatiha for the departed soul.
Syeda Zaibun Nisa Jafri
Syeda Zaibun Nisa Jafri binte Syed Sabit Ali Jafri, who passed away in Karachi last month. She was the aunt of Mr. Raza Jafri, of Long Island, who has been a key supporter of IMI, as well as his wife, Dr. Batool Rizvi, who has been connected with IMI since its inception in North America.
Ismat Nargis Zaidi
Ismat Nargis Zaidi binte Syed Imamat Hasan Naqvi in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday, April 2, 2021 and was laid to rest on Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was the sister of Zakira Amira Abid, a key volunteer of IMI ' s Women ' s Wing, sister - in - law of Br Shabih Haider Abidi of Woodcliff Lakes, New Jersey, aunt of Farheen Haider of Chicago, Naqi Haider, Nisa Haider, and Br. Safi Haider, of Boston, who is the Chair of IMI ' s Medical Chaplaincy Wing.
Shair-e-Ahlebait Syed Naushe Raza(Raza Sirsivi)
IMI Headquarters sends its deepest condolences and request for the recitation of Surah Fatiha for the soul of Shair-e-Ahlebait Syed Naushe Raza. May Al ah (SWT) increase his ranks in Jannat ul Firdous and give sabr to the entire community who feel this great loss.
Sajid H Jaffrey
He passed away Friday, April 9, 2021, and was laid to rest at Shah-e-Najaf Center on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was the uncle of Dr. Farhan Zaidi, IMI Ambassador to the United Nations, and Dr. Furqan Zaidi, IMI US Director of Finance. He was also the uncle of Dr. Hammad Jaffrey of Boston, MA, who has previously served on the IMI US Board of Directors.
Marhuma Zainab Bai Gulamali Hassan Walji
Marhuma Zainab who passed away in Houston, Texas on Friday April 9, 2021. Marhuma was the daughter of Marhum Hussein Karim and the beloved mother of Dr. Hasnain Walji of Houston, Texas, a longtime friend and supporter of IMI.
Sakina bai Fida Hussein Dhalla Jaffer
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the demise of Sakina bai Fida Hussein Dhalla Jaffer d/o Abdul Hus sein Alidina in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday, April 11t h 2021. She was laid to rest on Tuesday, April 13t h 2021. She was the mother of Zainab Bachoo of Vancouver, Canada, Zinat Al larakhia of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, Sajida Sewani of Karachi, Pakistan, Najam Hussain Jaffer of Vancouver, Canada, Gulam abbas Jaffer of Plainsboro, New Jersey and Muntazir Ali Jaffer of Vancouver, Canada. She was the mother - in - law of Sr. Zainab Jaffer and grandmother of Mohammed Kumail, Basim Ali, and Zain Abbas Jaffer of Plainsboro, New Jersey. The Jaffer family, including son of the departed, Gulam abbas Jaffer, has been a great supporter and well -wisher of IMI.
Nayyar Fatima d/o Zaheer-ul-Husnain, who passed away in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday, April 11th 2021 and was laid to rest on the same day. Marhūma was the maternal aunt (khala) of Syed Zaigham Ahsan Naqvi of Hamilton, New Jersey and Syed Mohsin Naqvi. Both Ahsan and Mohsin have been friends to and supporters of IMI for many years.
Syed Masood ul Hassan Rizvi
He was a devoted volunteer of IMI, alongside many of his family members serving their roles for organizational support and progression. He was the father of Senior and Founding member of IMI Pakistan, Dr Hassan Khursheed and grandfather to Dr Hassan Mustafa, Coordinator of IBTMS and IMI SMC Chapter. His daughter in law and granddaughters also serve as members of IMI Pakistan.
Dr.Mumtaz Haider Naqvi
Shaheed Dr.Mumtaz Haider Naqvi, Professor & Head of physiology Department Bolan Medical College Quetta, and Coordinator IMI Quetta Chapter who lost his life on the 19th April 2011, ten years ago.
Allama Aun Mohammad Naqvi
Renowned religious scholar Allama Aun Mohammad Naqvi passed away in Karachi, Pakistan on Thursday, April 15, 2021. He was 56. Allama Aun Naqvi was hospitalized for more than two weeks after getting ill. Our deepest condolences are extended to the family of Allama Aun Mohammad Naqvi, including his brother, Maulana Shahanshah Naqvi.
Mr. Hilton Tulloch
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr. Hilton Tulloch, in Canada, on April 17, 2021. He was the father of Marjorie Tulloch, who has served as a delegate of IMI's Arbaeen Medical Mission many times over the years.
Marhum Manzoorul Haque
Marhum Manzoorul Haque passed away in Montreal, Canada on April 24th, 2021. Marhum was the husband of Mrs. Shella Haque and brother in law of AVM Razi Nawab, the CEO of IMI's Silver Jubilee Conference held in Karachi and Islamabad, Pakistan.The burial was held on Monday, April 26th at Rideau Memorial.
Mr.Syed Abid Ali Shah
Mr.Syed Abid Ali Shah, passed away tragically. Mr. Syed Abid Ali Shah was described by his friends as "a dynamic, sincere, and cheerful colleague". He was a member of the Sindh Public Service Commission and the beloved dear brother of IMI Pakistan member Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ali Shah.
Mrs. Shahiba Jafri
Mrs. Shahiba Jafri Binte Syed Ali Akber, passed away last week in Hyderabad. She was the mother of Sakina Askari, Mr Syed Hussain Jafri, Drs. Syed Abbas Jafri, Syed Zafar Jafri, Syed Mohsin Jafri, and Dr.Syed Qamber Jafri, key IMI member from Houston, Texas.
Mr. Ali Azhar Jaffrey
Mr. Ali Azhar Jaffrey, son of Ali Asghar Jaffrey. He graduated with a Bachelors of Education from University College London in 1950’s and served as a teacher at Cadet College Hassan Abdal. Marhoom was the father of Dr. Amina Jaffrey, Mrs. Zahida Jaffrey of IMI UK, and paternal uncle of Mrs. Huma Raza IMI EU Board Member and key IMI UK Stalwart, uncle of Abu Ali Jaffrey. His burial took place on May 6, 2021 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Dr. Hussain Nasir
IMI Headquarters offers its sincerest condolences to the family of Dr. Hussain Nasir, known lovingly as Shalli Bhai, an IMI Pakistan founding member and Urologist of Karachi, Pakistan.
Marhoom was the brother of former IMI Pakistan Director Dr. Habiba Hasan and former student and brother-in-law of Chancellor of Sadiq International University, Dr. Shabih Zaidi. He was a close friend of many of IMI's leadership.
Dr. Nasir left his Chief Residency in Ohio in 1980 to serve the poor and downtrodden of Pakistan. He built schools and clinics through personal contacts. His last project was the building of two weels and schools in the Thar desert. He had no worldly possessions and was described by Dr. Shabih Zaidi as a "true Darvaish”.
Dr. Nasir's older brother, Hasan Nasir, was murdered in Balochistan while developing the province through his foundations and global aid.
Dr. Nasir served in many capacities at IMI, and was a long-time supporter of the IMI Hajj Medical Mission. The IMI family has lost a sincere supporter & adviser, who always stood with us. He was a kind, humble and sincere person, and his loss will be deeply felt by all those who were blessed to know him.His burial took place at Wadi e Husain, in Karachi.
Maulana Syed Imran Haider Zaidi
IMI Headquarters sends its sincerest condolences on the passing of Maulana Syed Imran Haider Zaidi, who passed away in India. Marhoom was the brother-in-law of Maulana Ali Haider Abdi of New Jersey.
Syeda Zaheda Fatima Zaidi
IMI Board of Regents, Directors, Leadership, Staff and membership send their deepest condolences to Maulana Abid Bilgrami and family, on the passing of his wife, Syeda Zaheda Fatima Zaidi binte Allama Syed Akhter Zaidi. Marhuma was a resident of Hyderabad.
Professor Zafar Hussain Zafar
Professor Zafar Hussain Zafar, passed away earlier this week. He was a close, old friend of many in the IMI family. He had served as Professor of Physiology in Faisalabad for many years. He suffered from renal cell carcinoma but was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Professor Maulana Abdul Qasim
He was a true orator of the teachings of the Ahlubayt (AS). Many gained knowledge and wisdom from his years of khitabat. Maulana hailed from Allahabad, and frequently visited North America to deliver lectures to communities across Canada and the United States. A great scholar and zaakir of the Ahlulbayt (AS), Professor Adul Qasim reached generations of Shias across the world.
Dr. Haider Ukra
Dr. Haider Ukra of New Zealand, passed away only a few hours ago. Dr. Haider Ukra was a great supporter of IMI, he participated in the 8th IMI International Conference at Mashhad, Iran.
Dr. Haider Ukra, MB Ch.B, DA, FCARCSI, had worked from the Middle East, to Europe to Australasia. Dr Ukra worked with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures. He held several teaching positions from mid-80s on ward. He gave back to the community a lot throughout his long career. Throughout his career, he had presented many research papers during the Pan-Arab conferences in various parts of the Middle East and many of his research works were published in various University Journals.
He will be buried in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, 22nd May 2021. All are requested to pray for him, and recite Namaz-e-Wehshat on that night.
We pray for his family and friends, and the entire New Zealand community for this terrible loss. Dr. Adnan Ali, who serves on the IMI Board of Regents was kind enough to forward pictures of Dr. Ukra from the Iran Conference.
Agha Suhail Hasan
IMI Headquarter sends its deepest condolences to the family of Agha Suhail Hasan of Borden town, New Jersey, who passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, after two decades of battling with a protracted illness. A graduate in American History and Accounting from Bloomfield College, Agha Suhail’ s career in finance span need across two decades, from which he retired and then was a much - loved teacher in his local school district. He is survived by his wife Mahnaz Agha, children Agha Taha Hasan, Mustafa Hasan, Manizhe Zahra, and IMI ' s previous staff member Nabeela Zahra. He was the brother in law of Dr. Sibte Kazmi, previous IMI US President and Dr. Rana Jafri, and several family members who have been longtime supporters of IMI over the years.
He was the leader of the Indonesian Shia Muslims, who passed away from COVID-19 at the age of 72 in Santosa Hospital in Bandung, Indonesia on Monday. He was the head of the AhluBayt (a.s.) Association of Indonesia (IJABI), a member of the Indonesian National Assembly, the founder of the Martyr Motahari School in Indonesia, the founder of the Shiite and Sunni Brotherhood Association in Indonesia, and a member of the Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought.
IMI sends its condolences to Mrs. Fatema Merchant, IMI Staff member from Pakistan, who lost her father in law this week.
Nasir Abbas Rizvi
It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of Nasir Abbas Rizvi s/o Sikander Agha Rizvi, a pillar of the New Jersey community and longtime friend and supporter of IMI. Br. Nasir Rizvi was the father of our young IMI member Dr. Ozair Rizvi.
Nasir Rizvi was an inspiration to many across our community with his dedication and love for the Ahlul Bayt(as). Whether it was organizing Milads, Majalises, or Shab Bedaris, he never failed to make himself the first one in, and inevitably the last one out. Marhoom will be fondly remembered for his enthusiasm with his echoing Naare, his sorrow filled Ya Abbas(as), and ultimately for sustaining the true definition of his name, Nasiran-eHussain (Helper of Hussain).
We offer our deepest condolences to the entire family, his wife Sr. Tarannum Rizvi, his children Zair, Ozair, Zuhair and Batul, his siblings, Yawar, Zaheer and Gowhar Rizvi of New Zealand and Rubina Sikandar of Maryland and pray that Allah(swt) elevate the departed's soul to the highest of statuses in Jannatul Firdous.
Esteemed Naseer Turabi was born in Hyderabad, Deccan. He was a distinguished Urdu poet, writer and literary expert. Naseer Turabi was the son of Allama Rasheed Turabi, a renowned religious scholar who came to Karachi, Pakistan after the independence of Pakistan in 1947. Turabi sahib was a great friend to Imamia Medics International, having attended the Silver Jubilee Conference in Karachi, Pakistan only last year.
Naseer Turabi had obtained his M.A. in Mass Communications from University of Karachi in 1968. A literary force in the Pakistani arts community, he first began writing poetry in 1962. His first collection of Poetry Aks-e-Faryadi was published in 2000, followed by his second collection "Laraib" in 2016. Naseer Turabi earned national acclaim with his writings on the East Pakistan Separation, for which he wrote a Ghazal "Woh Humsafar Tha" expressing the sadness at the great tragedy of separation of East Pakistan. He participated in Mushairas and Literary Seminars locally and internationally and all over Pakistan as a Prominent Urdu Poet from Pakistan from 1979 to his death. For the past 45 years, Turabi sahib could be found conducting Literary Programs on National Radio and Television and contributing weekly columns in the daily "Jahan Pakistan"
He was a distinguished scholar, having received numerous accolades over the year. He contributed to the research compilation of Linguistic requirements of Urdu in "Shairiyat", the book prescribed by Board of Secondary Education Sindh, Pakistan in the Intermediate syllabus. He also advised in Hamdard University, Pakistan to develop Curriculum for Bachelors and Masters Level Program while mentoring research students for thesis on Urdu Poetry and Literature.
Mrs Kehkashan Wajahat
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mrs. Kehkashan Wajahat, wife of Mr. Khawaja Wajahat Ali after a two-week battle against COVID-19 in Karachi, Pakistan. Namaz e Janaza was planned after Namaz e Jummah on Friday, 15th January, 2021, at Butarb Imam Bargh Azizabad.
Syed Misbah Raza Naqvi
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Syed Misbah Raza Naqvi ibne Syed Manazir Raza Naqvi passed away yesterday in Karachi.
Syed Ameer Hussain Shah
IMI Pakistan, Karachi Chapter's active member and supporter Syed Ameer Hussain Shah passed away this week after a prolonged illness. His contribution in patient welfare and Jinnah Postgraduatea Medical Center's different issues was remarkable. He was the founding member and Management Head of Safinatun Nijjaat Jamia Mosque of JPMC Hospital. In his leadership and team efforts, this mosque became a Center for Momeneen of the Hospital and its surrounding areas. He will be remembered by all as a very humble and cooperative person. He also served as Central President of Pakistan Peoples Premedical Staff and Coordinator to the Minister of Health of Sindh. In JPMC, he had been serving as a Public Relationship Officer from many years.
Dr. Rehan Azmi
Rehan Azmi was a noted writer, poet and reciter of Pakistan. His contributions and sincerity got him into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for being the 7th speediest writers of poetry in this world. He was born on 1958 in Karachi, Sindh. Rehan earned a BA Degree from Sirajuddaula College, Karachi.
Dr. Rehan Azmi's true imprint on the lives of the lovers of Ahlulbayt (AS) around the globe is unparalleled. In remote places wherever the name of Imam Hussein (AS) is known, Dr. Rehan's nohas link the people to their roots and fill their hearts with grief and mourning. During the last decade, his fame had taken him to Iraq, India, Iran, Russia, China, Germany, UAE, America, Korea, Great Britain, and Canada to name a few. A lover of knowledge, he worked as a teacher by profession in a Ali Ali School in Karachi. As a writer of poetry for the Ahlulbayt, Dr. Rehan Azmi wrote around 600 nohas per year for approximately 200 anjumans in Pakistan.
Dr. Rehan Azmi was regarded as one of the greatest noha writers of the modern times, credited with writing a number of books of Noha and Qasidas including Khuwab Se Tabeer Tak, Manzar Ba Manzar Karbala, Eik Aansoo Mein Karbala, Gham, as well as Rehan-e Karbala and Saheefa-e-Kamila Ka Manzoom Tarjuma.
Dr. Rehan Azmi was a true servant of the Ahlulbayt (AS), and will be missed by lovers of Ahlulbayt (AS) who he touched with his poetry and prose.
Mrs. Kaneez Fatima
Mrs. Kaneez Fatima was the mother of our very own IMI Pakistan member, Dr. Ali Baqar Naqvi, in Karachi, Pakistan. She was laid to restafter Salat-ul-Zuhr at Masjid e Khair il Amal on Thursday, December 24, 2020.
Dr. Ali Gohar
A pioneer of organizations ISO and IO, a dedicated worker in the 1980s Era. He had served underserved communities of Gilgit Balitistan through out his life.
Mother of Sadaf Zaidi-Hensleyand Sofia Zaidi Sheikh.
Husband of Shazi, who passed away in Canada last week. He was the brother in law of IMI Key Stalwart, Dr. Wasi Rizvi. He was suffering with ALS for the last several months.
Lt. Gen. Dr. Zakir Ali Zaidi
The father in law of Maj Gen (Retd) Shakeel Hussain. Dr. Zakir Ali Zaidi was a very old friend of Imamia Medics International and will be dearly missed.
Syed Hussain Haider Rizvi
S/o Syed Mohammad Haider Rizvi who passed away in Houston. Marhum was the father of Mrs. Ambareen Jafri and Mr. Hasnain Rizvi, maternal grandfather of Syed Muhammad Raza Jafri (IMI Youth Wing Leader) and the uncle of Mrs. Sana Raza.
Marhūm Syed Hasan Raza Zaidi
S/o Marhūm Syed Imdad Ali Zaidiin from Maryland, on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020. Marhūm was the husband of Ale Zehra Zaidi, and brother of Syed Feroze Zaidi, Syed Hasan Yousuf Zaidi, Mumtaz Zaidi, Shabana Zaidi and Shahana Zaidi. Marhūm was the cousin of Faisal Zaidi of Hillsborough, New Jersey
Syed Zamir Hassan Kazmi
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Syed Zamir Hassan Kazmi, an enthusiastic supporter of IMI and active community worker from New Jersey, USA who died today in Pakistan due to COVID-19. He was part of all major projects and activities held by IMI Headquarters in New Jersey.
Father of three, he was a true community-builder, involved in helping everyone in need of help. He will be remembered for his innumerable contributions to our community.
Mr Kazmi was laid to rest and Namaz e Janaza was held on September 29, 2020 at 8PM in his native village of Syed Kasran, District Rawalpindi.
He belonged to the famous Kazmi family of New Jersey of Imdad Syed Chartable Trust with whom we are developing the Al-Zahra Project in Chakwal, Pakistan.
Haseena Bano binte Akber Ali Bhanji
Marhooma Haseena Bano binte Akber Ali Bhanji, who passed away at the age of 70 years. She was the grandmother of IMI Staff member Zainab Lakhani. Marhooma was the wife of (Late) Pyar Ali Lakhani HYD.May Allah (swt) give his family sabr (patience) in this time Amen.
Syed Asif Abbas Shamsi - Pasha Bhai
Syed Asif Abbas Shamshi son of Marhoom Syed Mohsin Ali Shah Shamsi on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.Marhoom who was affectionately known as "Pasha Bhai" to many, was a member of the NJAA community and will be missed dearly.
Mohammad Munsir Jaffri ibne Abuzar Jafri
We are deeply saddened at the loss of Mr Mohammad Munsir Jaffri. He was a community stalwart, and had started a college in Karachi, Pakistan called Abuzar College. He was the father in law of Dr Mohamed Ali, IHI Board Member, father of Sheeba and Chandni, and the uncle of IMI members Batool and Fatima Rizvi of Long Island.
Sayyid Abdul Rasool al-Madani
Please recite a Surah e Fatiha for Sayyid Abdul Rasool al-Madani, the grandfather of a valued IMI member. May Allah bless the soul of the departed.
The IMI suffered a loss in the passing away of “Captain” Haji Sadiq who passed away in Hyderabad. He was the father of Dr. Baqir Sadiq of Texas and the younger brother of Mrs. Fatima Raza, Mr. Javed Sadiq and Dr. Asad Sadiq, who is the member of IMI’s current Global Board of Regents. Mahroom was addressed lovingly as “Captain” and had done enormous work of the Shia communities of Hyderabad.
A27 year old in Dallas, Texas who passed away tragically last week in a motor vehicle accident. Our sincerest prayers go to Abbas’s parents Dr. Munawar Haider and Mrs. Mumtaz Haider on this devastating loss.
Dr. Hassan Arif a key IMI Pakistan member and volunteer. Dr. Arif was a staple at IMI’s surgical Camps, having just volunteered for the Surgical camp held this past Ashoora. Dr. Arif was laid to rest on Incholi, Karachi.
A close friend and supporter of IMI and the Annual Arbaeen Medical Mission. Hajji khuzair will be remembered for his tremendous contributions for the people of Iraq and the Zaireen.
Sister Sarwath Sultana d/o Muhammad Abdul
Mother of Kazim Moosavi and Naqvi Moosavi of Chicago, IL. She was also the parental aunt of Syed Muhammad Mehdi, Bridgewater, NJ and sister in law of Syed Husain, Middletown, NJ. She was laid to rest at Wadi-us-Salam Chicago, IL.
Zameer Khan passed away on Saturday night. May Allah (swt) give his family sabr (patience) in this time Amen.
Mumtaz Jahan binte Nasir
She was wife of late Dr. Fazal Abbas, and passed away in New York last week. May Allah (swt) give his family sabr (patience) in this time Amen.
Sarwat Razi binte Agha Tasadduq Abbas
Aunt of Dr. Muzammil Abbas of IMI Headquarters. She was also the Mother in law of Dr. Muddasir Abbas of New Jersey. She buried at Bahist e Zehra in New Jersey.
Syeda Kulsoom Raza
Daughter of Marhoom Raza Haider in Pakistan (and the sister of our sister Batool / sister in law of Maulana Syed Aftab Haider Rizvi o South Africa). We offer our sincere condolences to our Sister Batool on her loss and to her family.
Mr. Dost Mohammed Rupani
Mr. Dost Mohammed Rupani ibne Mohammad Ali Rupani passed away yesterday at RWJ New Brunswick, NJ. He was 88 years old. He was born on April 3rd 1932 in Dehradun India to Mohammad Ali Rupani and Kulsum bai. Hewas the father of IMI's accountant, Mr. Zahid Rupani. He was a key community stalwart with many services to the community in New Jersey and in Pakistani. Mr spent his life giving back to his community, evident in his associations with major organizations. Mr. Rupani was one of the last individuals who gave ghusl (ablution) to the founder of Pakistan, Quaid e Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah in 1948. He was a founding member of Pakistan Moharram Association of Pakistan. Mr. Rupani had also been an active part of Buturab Scouts, having served as Managing Director and Chief Patron. Mr. Rupani was also a former President of the Karachi Rotary Club.
Mr. Arif Anis Visram
Mr. Arif Anis Visram of the Dar-Al-Zahra team in Iraq passed away recently. He was born in Yemen, and moved to Iraq in 2015. A Zakir of Ahulbayt, and frequent visitor of Karbala al-Muqaddisa, he worked to conduct multiple food ration distributions to the families of orphans. He is survived by his father in Yemen, his family in Iraq, including his wife, 3 daughters and son.
Dr Amatullah Sheikh
Dr. Amtullah Sheikh daughter of Ghulam Abbas Kapadia was a breast surgeon, found brutally murdered last week in her apartment in Bahadurabad, Karachi. She graduated from SMC, Karachi in 1986. After Graduation she qualified FCPS and FRCS. She was practicing as General Surgeon in various hospitals of Karachi. Her special interest was in Breast and Oncologic Surgeries. She was the member of IMI Pakistan's Arbaeen Medical Mission. She visited Karbala during Arbaeen in 2019 and served there at Moakib 594 and also worked in the Haram e Hazrat Abbas Clinic.
Talat Syeda binte Sayyid Muhammad Muthanna
Talat Syeda binte Sayyid Muhammad Muthanna passed away due to COVID-19 in a hospital in Qom, Iran. She was the daughter of respected Sayyid Muhammad Muthanna. She was the dearest wife of Maulana Sayyid Hussain Murtaza Naqvi and the most generous and compassionate mother to her.
Shan-e-Zehra binte Syed Ghulam Syeddain
It is with heaviest condolences that we announce the passing of the mother of Dr. Muntazir Sayed Ali, Shan-e-Zehra binte Syed Ghulam Syeddain last night. After a short but tremendously difficult fight with COVID-19.
Farukh Aftab. Mr. Aftab
Farukh Aftab. Mr. Aftab was the father of Dr. Raana Farukh, the former Coordinator of Sindh Medical College and a volunteer with IMI Hajj and Arbaeen Medical Missions. Brother Aftab was an ardent supporter of IMI, extending his services towards the Scout's duties and also serving as a Master Trainer of IMI's First Aid Training Program. He had been fighting COVID-19.
Syeda Bilquis Sultana Jafry
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ali Muttaqi Jafry. Syeda Bilquis Sultana Jafry was a Zakira and true lover of Ahlulbayt, based recently in Houston, Texas. The late Mrs. Jafry was the mother of Dr. Raza Abbas Jafry who has served in the first US Board of Directors. We offer Dr. Jafry and his family our sincerest condolences in this difficult time.
Dr. Syed Mujavir Ali Rizvi
Dr. Syed Mujavir Ali Rizvi. Dr. Rizvi's story was a remarkable one, bringing inspiration to all those who had the blessing and good fortune of meeting him. He was a graduate of the Class of 1982 of Sindh Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. After graduation, he started a successful clinic in an underprivileged area of Karachi with the help of his wife, Dr. Gauhar.
In June of 1994, Dr. Rizvi was the victim of a violent sectarian attack while working with his patients in his clinic. He was shot four times, damaging both arms, thigh, lungs and spinal cord, paralyzing him. On hearing news of the attack, the community was galvanized over the love of their Doctor and over 2000 people gathered outside the emergency wing of JPMC, willing to donate blood and praying for the recovery of their beloved Doctor. Dr. Rizvi had required 20 blood bags, and upwards of 100 were donated immediately. When the hospital reached capacity, the group relocated to Hussaini Blood Bank, where an additional 40 to 45 bags of blood were donated.
The father of young children, Dr. Rizvi continued to serve his community in a second clinic in Model Colony, Karachi tirelessly until January of 2002 when he was the victim of a second assassination attempt. Dr. Rizvi and his young family remained ever-patriotic and optimistic, and Dr. Rizvi continued to treat patients and serve his community.
Earlier this year, IMI produced a video about his story. Click below to view his story in his own words and witness his service to humanity.
Sayid Raza Hyder Rizvi
Father of our very own Dr. Hasan Mehdi, key IMI member and paediatrician from Houston, Texas May Allah bless his soul and grant patience to Dr. Hasan Mehdi and his family. The entire IMI family joins together in conveying their profound condolences at the loss of this key community stalwart and leader.
Dr. Ali Tajdar Haider
Dr. Ali Tajdar Haider, a contemporary of IMI Global President Dr. Shabih Zaidi, and Dr. Professor Adib Rizvi, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, breathed his last on Sunday, September 25, 2016, in Maryland at the age of 80.Dr. Tajdar Haider, a distinguished general and pediatric surgeon, received his MBBS from Dow Medical College in Karachi and his FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Over the course of his long and illustrious career, Dr. Haider practiced in Pakistan and the United Kingdom prior to settling in the United States. Early in his career, he also served in the Pakistan Merchant Navy and as a major in the Pakistan Army. Dr. Haider was committed to serving those in need, as exemplified in his providing free surgeries for the poor in Karachi twice a month. His professional accomplishments as well as spirit of quiet charity will be remembered with pride and fondness.
Marhoom was the husband of Dr. Saboora Haider (former IMI HQ staff) as well as the brother-in-law of Wirasat Rizvi, NJ, Wizarat Rizvi, NJ, Syed Irshad Raza, WV/NJ, and Late Mr. Akbar Nawab, Pakistan. He was the father of Mohamed Ali Haider, MA, and Dr. Shan-e-Ali Haider (MD) and the grandfather of Urooj, Mehdi, Maryam, Ali and Kazim Haider.
Marhoom Mazhar Baig
Nasheed Anwer’s father Marhoom Mazhar Baig, passed away in St. Louis in December.
Fatima Ali binte Sikander Ali Khan
Passed away in November. She was the mother of Lubna Hasnain Shamsi, and Mother in Law of Dr. Syed Nayyar Shamsi.
Abbas Mohammad Ali Alidina
Grandfather of Dr. Tabassum Zehra Saeed and khalu of Dr. Asghar Moledina passed away in November.
Mohsin Ali ibne Abdullah Ali
Tasneem Iftekhar Bader’s loving father Mohsin Ali ibne Abdullah Ali passed away in Bhopal in November.
Kulsum Sarfaraz Hydary binte Sarfaraz Ali Mirza
Sister of Dr. Masud Mirza of LI, and mother of Meraj Hydary, Shariqa Hydary Asghar, Masooma Hydary-Kalyan passed away in September.
Azam Ali Mirza
Son of Mirza Sarfaraz Ali and father of Mirza Abbas Ali & Mirza Akber Ali passed away in August.
Dr. Mubarak Naqvis Mother
IMI's key global stalwart Dr. Mubarak Naqvi, Esteemed Member Global Board of Regents from India lost his mother in August.
Syed Zahid Ali Kazmi
S/O Syed Abbas Ali Kazmi passed away in Pakistan in July. He was the father of Dr. Rais Haider, a key member of IMI Karachi.
Ali Zaidi’s aunt
Get well clinic Hyderabad’s Ali Zaidi’s aunt passed away May.
Dr. Dilber Hussain
Dr. Dilber Hussain of Windermere, Orlando passed away in March. He was the brother of sister Dr. Adiba Shamsi (and brother in law of late Dr. Haider Hussain Shamsi).
Mohammad A. Haider
Mohammed lived a short but inspirational life and one that we can all learn from. At only 5 years old, Mo was diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease with no cure. He did not let his physical limitations define him or prevent him from achieving his goals. Mo graduated at the top of his class in high school, earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Master’s degree from Villanova knowledge. Mohammed loved to travel and was fortunate enough to have been able to travel the world. During his adult years, it was of utmost of importance to Mohammad to live as normal and independent of a life as possible. Mohammed’s dedicated parents worked diligently day in and day out to ensure his life was the best it could be for him. For the last few years, Mohammad had been living independently in his own apartment in Philadelphia pursuing his own independent research projects.
Though it pains us to know he is gone, we hope that others can look at the struggle Mohammed faced in his life and use it as an inspiration to appreciate each day and motivation to pursue their dreams.
Dr. Sadiq Naqvi
Dr. Sadiq Naqvi, father of Ms. Sakina Naqvi, IMI Young Leaders’ Coordinator, passed away in Chicago. Dr. Naqvi was a zakir, a teacher, an author, a poet and a historian. He authored 14 books on medieval history including history of Shias and azadari in Hyderabad Deccan. He was a retired history professor of Osmania University. He was a research guide for students from US and Europe who came to Hyderabad to research and write about Ahlul Bait. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and grandchildren on the 25th of Ramazan.
Mr. Ashraf Panjvani
Respected Mr. Ashraf Panjvani passed away in New Rochelle, NY. He was among the pioneers of the Shia community in the US. He was the founding member of Anjuman Wazifa Sadaat O Momineen, and an integral member of Astana e Zahra, MFI and Mehfil e Khorasan. He was genuinely concerned about the well -being of the community and was the driving force behind many projects benefiting the community in North America. He was the grandfather of Mr. Hassan Gokal of IMI Houston.
Mrs. Tahera Jagani
Beloved wife of Dr. Shabbir Jagani of IMI UK, who passed away in London after a prolonged illness.
Mr. Abdul Yimma Taher al-Aboudi
Father of Dr. Abbas al- Aboudy and grandfather of Mrs. Furqan Taher, wife of one of IMI UK's former Board of Directors, passed away in Kufa.
Asad Abbas Merchant & Ammar Raza Merchant
Our condolence to Mrs. Erum Ladak wife of Faisal Ladak, who lost two of her nephews within 10 days of each other. Asad Abbas Merchant (27) and Ammar Raza Merchant (26) were the sons of Aun Ali Merchant and Anees Fatima Merchant of Karachi.
Mrs. Saleha Jafri
Dr. Abrar Zaidi, a longtime member and supporter of IMI from Connecticut lost his beloved mother Mrs. Saleha Jafri in September. She was laid to rest at Wadi- us-Salaam in NJ.
Syed Muhib ul Hassnain Kazmi
Respected Syed Muhib ul Hassnain Kazmi breathed his last in UK. He was the beloved brother of Mrs Tabinda Shah and brother in law of Mr. Dilshad Shah who are IMI’s ardent supporters and well-wishers from Plainsboro, NJ
Mr. Syed Manzoor Hasan Naqvi
Father of our very own Dr. Kamal Naqvi of Dallas, a former member of IMI US Board of Directors, passed away.
Mrs. Syeda Hajra Khatoon
Loving mother of Dr. Syed Hasan Mehdi, former member IMI US Board of Directors, Houston passed away.
Mr. Irshad Rizvi
Father in law of our very own Mr. Nadeem Husain, departed for heaven. He was an ardent supporter of IMI and was a regular contributor to the IMI Arbaeen Mission.
Dear Khurram Razavi sahib passed away in Washington DC, he was a great supporter of IMI.
Shaukat Hussain Naqvi
Uncle of Mrs. Afshan Ahsan, our star volunteer for IMI fundraiser at Princeton, NJ, and Mr. Shoja Ahsan of Mt. Laurel, NJ passed away in India.
Begum Akhlaq Hussain
Mother of Ms. Anjum Zaidi passed away in Pakistan.
Syed Sibte Tahir Naqvi
Loving father of our own Dr. Arif Naqvi of IMI Pakistan, passed away in Karachi. His barsi was on 15 Oct 2017 in Karachi.
Khwaja Zawwar Hussain
Loving father of Dr. Hussain Khawaja of Albany and Mr. Abbas Khwaja and father in law of Mrs. Nuzhat Abbas, coordinators of IMI’s 2nd International Conference in NJ, breathed his last in Albany, NY after a prolonged illness.
Father in law of Dr. Mohsin Intikhab, an anesthesiologist in Albany, passed away in Connecticut.
Syed Altaf Hussain Naqvi
Ex- PIA and loving father of Dr. Nazia Rizvi and father in law of Mr. Waheeb Rizvi passed away in Pakistan.
Hassan Wazir Jaffry
Loving husband of Yasmin Zehra and brother in law of our IMI Pharmacy wing coordinator Mr. Tausif Rizvi, passed away in Long Island, NY.
Dr. Syed Waqar Ali
Dr.Syed Waqar Ali of Dublin, Ireland, who tragically passed away after three months long battle with Covid-19. He had been caring for patients in Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital when he himself fell ill with virus.
Rahat Fatima binte Syed Mukhtar Hussain
Dr. Madad Ali who has served on the Board Regents twice, and has been a key supporter of IMI since its early days. His sister passed away in India, may Allah bless her soul and bring peace to his family in difficult time.
Syed Akhlaq Hussain Rizvi ibne Syed Tajdar Hussain Rizvi
Maternal uncle of IMI’s EU Director Dr. Fatima Jafri who sadly passed away in Lucknow.
Maulana Syed Muntazir Abbas Naqvi
Professor Syed Muntazir Abbas Naqvi was a renowned Islamic scholar and empowering and influential individual with over 40 years of servitude towards the Ahlulbayt (A.S). He was a professor whose teaching has inspired thousands of brilliant mind across the globe. His knowledge has also contained a strong command in the vast and diverse field of history and he was the author of several recognized books.
Ali ibne Ghulam Hussain Liaghat
Hajieih Kahnum Zahra Liaghat’s Nephew.
Mother of DR. Hedayat Hussain , Germany.
Syeda Khursheed Bano
Syeda Khursheed Bano passed away on August 15th, 2020 (24th Zulhijja, 1441 Hijra) surrounded by her family, in Maryland, at the ripe old age of 85. She was born in Faizabad, UP, India. She became a maternal figure to many in the various places she lived. She was a true follower of Ahulul Bayt (A.S), always putting the need of others before her own.
The IMI family remembers many unforgettable memories shared in her company, travelling together to conferences, and her advices, counsel, sports, duas and mazedar baatein in the days gone by. A recipient of IMI Lifetime Achievement Award, she had a long affiliation with IMI and contributed through multiple avenues, from helping with IMI mail from very early days of organization, to attending various IMI meetings in US and abroad. She was also instrumental in introducing several stalwarts to IMI, including former IMI Global President Dr. Nusrat Naqvi.
A magnetic personality, Ms. Bano immediately become the central beacon of light for the community wherever she went through her wisdom and love of others. Further, she shared in people’s pain and dedicated her life to helping other through their hardships. Ms. Bano’s loss will be felt deeply by all who’s she has touched, and she leaves behind a large group of inspired friends and family will embody her principles and will continue on her efforts. She was the mother of Dr. Sarfaraz Hasni, a Fouundational Member of IMI HQ Coordinator, Aftab Ahmed and mother in law of Dr. Farhat Ahmed, IMI Canada Director.
Syed Shakir Hussain Jafri ibne Syed Baqir Hussain Jafri, Syeda Shahida Batool Jafri binte Syed Murawat Hussai Jafri, Syed Ahsan Raza Jafri ibne Syed Shakir Hussain Jafri, Syed Murtaza Hussain Jafri ibne Syed Nasir Hussain Jafri
Four beloved family members of IMI’s longtime supporter, Dr. Fawad A Shirazi of Virginia, passed away in a road accident.
Dr. Muhammad Wahid Rashid Farokhi
He passed away in Tehran, Iran. He was a consultant endocrinologist in Tehran. He was also a member of IMI, joining the Arbaeen Medical Mission for many years, as well as many other charity organizations.
Dr. Osama Riaz
A 26 year old doctor who was screening patients in Gilgit Baltistan, put his patients and the security of the larger community rst despite the risks involved.
Syed-Mohsin Naquvi ibn Zaheer Hasan Naquvi
Syed-Mohsin Naquvi ibn Zaheer Hasan Naquvi—servant of the Ahlul Bayt (as), devoted husband, loving father of 4, jubilant grandfather of 4, just two days after the 46th death anniversary of his prolic mother Mohsena Begum.
Mr. Syed Raza Ahmed Zaidi
Marhoom was the father of IMI Corona Virus Task Force members Dr Arif Zaidi and Dr Irfan Zaidi and father in law of IMI women’s wing coordinator Sana Raza and Saba Zaidi. Mr. Zaidi was a great well wisher and supporter of IMI.
Daughter of Aga Zia and Dr. Masood Syed's mother passed away due to COVID-19 in New York.
Daughter of Kamel Ajel Alqusais, the mother of Huda Jaffer and mother-in-law of Shaykh Faiyaz Jaffer, passed away on March 31, 2020, from COVID-19.
Marhoom Syed Abbas Hussain Rizvi
Son of Syed Mujtaba Hussain Rizvi was laid to rest in Texas.
Syed Manzoor Hussain Jaffery
Son of Syed Nazeer Hussain Jaffery and the father of Zareen Jaffery, a mentor for IMI Young Leaders, passed away on March 30, 2020.
Syed Abbas Hussain
Who worked with IMI UK to help arrange many visas to Iraq for IMI delegates passed away due to COVID-19.
Syeda Rubina Khawar
Passed away due to COVID-19 on March 25th, 2020. She was the sister of our colleague and IMI supporter, Dr. Rehana Sajjad (NY) and the wife of Dr. Khawar.
Son of Hussain Ahmed Jafri in Fort Lauderable. Mahroom was the Brother in Law to Syed Irfan Zaidi. He was the beloved uncle to IMI’s UN Ambassador Dr. Farhan Zaidi. Mr. Saeed Jafri had actively participated in IMI events over many years. A true pillar of our community and great loss.
Marhooma Amatuz Zehra (Zeenat) Rizvi
Wife of the late Mr. Wajahat Rizvi and mother of IMI Founder, Dr. Wajih Rizvi, passed away earlier today after over a week of hospitalization.
With a bachelors in Psychology, an unassuming demeanor and quiet smile, Marhooma was the graceful strength of the Rizvi family and raised 4 strong children that embody her commitment to helping people in the choices they have made including the founding of community institutions like Imamia Medics International and dedicated support of Anjuman Wazifa Sadaat-oMomineen USA. Marhooma was the dedicated wife of the late Mr. Wajahat Rizvi, and daughter of Ali Hussein Naqvi (known within honored literary circles as Salik) and Kaneez Sakina. One of nine siblings (Dr. Mohtashum Naqvi, Dr. Itrat uz Zehra (Talat), Ali Mohtarum Naqvi, Hasan Zulkaram Naqvi, Hussain Zihasham Naqvi, Sajjad Himam Naqvi, Dr. Baqir Shyum Naqvi, and Sarwat uz Zehra), Marhooma carried with her the importance of family, humility and integrity throughout her life, passing on these integral values to generations. She was a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother survived by her children and family: Dr. Wajih & Uzma Rizvi, Dr. Wasi & Laila Rizvi, Waheeb & Nazia Rizvi, Nuzhat & Razi Nawab, Faiha & Reza, Zainab, Batool, Faryal, Sidra, Kumail, Zoha, Fizza, Benish, Hasan, Zain, and three great grandkids.
S. Fayyaz Ali Naqvi
Father of Ms. Mehwish Zehra, part of IMI's JT Telemedicine team, on March 12, 2019.
Syed Shabbir Hussain
Son of Syed Ali and the uncle of Mrs. Afshan Ahsan, IMI HQ's former Administrative Officer.
Syeda Riffat Rizvi (Romana)
Daughter of Syed Nisar Abbas Rizvi passed away on March 2, 2019 in Miami Florida. Marhooma was the wife of IJA President Br. Jamil Rizvi and mother of Wafa, Nida, and Mehdi Abbas of Miami.
Marhoma Sartaj Begum
Wife of Marhoom Dr. Mir Mazhar Ali, and Daughter of Marhoom Agha Mohammad Hussain Shirazi on 21st February 2019 in Michigan, USA. Marhoma was also the mother of Dr. Marzia Sajjad (Pakistan) and Dr. Mir Asghar (USA).
Father of Dr. Adnan Ali, IMI Board of Regents. Marhoom was buried in Najaf on February 4, 2019.
Professor Dr. Yunus H Soomro
Professor Yunus passed away due to Covid-19 related complications. He was a renowned surgeon, having retired as professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics from Dow Medical College after 23 years of service.
Dr. Soomro has received both national amd international Awards for his contributions to the field of medicine. The most notable is the President award of Tamgha e Imtiaz, which he received twice.
During his career, Dr. Soomro had been published in several national and international journals and had organized numerous workshops all over Pakistan to train young doctors especially in the Russian technology of Llizarow of Surgery. iIn 2013, Dr. Soomro was induced as Federal Minister of Housing , Works and CAD in the interim Government of Prime Minister Hazar Khan Khoso. Dr. Yunus will be missed sorely by the entire Pakistan Medical society.
Dr. Habib Hiader Zaidi
Born in 1943, Dr. Habib, an IMI UK Member, graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi. He moved to England in 1959 and practiced in Southend, Essex. A highly professional and skilled GP, Dr. Habib enjoyed immense respect among his collogues, patients and friends.
He tragically caught Covid-19 from a patient and passed away on 25th March. According to his Daughter Dr. Sarah Zaidi, “He sacrificed his life for his profession.”
Dr. Imtiaz Sheikh
Dr. Imtiaz Sheikh was a leader in his vision and dedicated worker for our community at large. Marhoom passed away and was laid to rest in Bahisht-e-Zehra on Monday, January 28, 2019.
Marhoom was a founding member and trustee of Imam-a-Zamana Foundation of North America. He would help anyone in need and visit the sick as soon as he found out they were ill. Anyone who met him was touched by his kindness and jolly temperament. His humility was evident on how often he referred to himself as “just a nobody” or “aap ka noker” even as he worked tirelessly to make sure that the community flourished supporting numerous organizations, soup kitchens, masjids, and community institutions. Marhoom was a founding member and trustee of Imam-a-Zamana Foundation of North America. He would help anyone in need and visit the sick as soon as he found out they were ill. Anyone who met him was touched by his kindness and jolly temperament. His humility was evident on how often he referred to himself as “just a nobody” or “aap ka noker” even as he worked tirelessly to make sure that the community flourished supporting numerous organizations, soup kitchens, masjids, and community institutions.
Marhoom was the dedicated husband of Nargis Sheikh, and proud family man dedicated to his children and family: Salman & Rubab Sheikh, Kauzem & Sarah Sheikh, Aumena & Asad Zafar, Aelya & Ihsan Raheem and Hassan & Nabila Sheikh.
Marhoom Asghar bhai Naqvi
Marhoom Asghar Naqvi was member and great supporter of Jaffari Community Centre Toronto and Father of Dr Arif Azhra and Asif Naqvi.
Ali Raza Abidi
A voice for the community and justice in Karachi, Ali Raza Abidi, the son-in-law and nephew of IMI's former Global President, Dr. Sarwat Hussain, was brutally killed in Karachi in late December 2018.
Mona' Dur-e-Fatima Binte Kazim Haider
Wife of Colonel Haider Raza Khan and mother of Dr. Safdar Haider (IMI's 10th Annual Arbaeen Medical Mission Dental Team Lead Najaf) passed away in Karachi late December 2018.
The father of IMI St Louis Chapter's Nasheed Anwer, passed away in St. Louis in December 2018.
Mahrum Mehboob Ali son of Ramzan Ali Lakhani
Syed Nawab Hassan
Mr. Aziz Akhtar
Dr. Zafar Jafri s wife
Beloved mother of Maulana Agha Mehdi Ali
Rabia Bokhari (Dr Bokhari’s mother in law)