The Passing Of Imam Mohammad Naseem

By Dr. Ahmadullah Siddiqui

A great Dai & Murabbi has passed away on December 27th, 2007 in Houston, Texas. His tajheezo tadfeen took place in Houston after Friday prayer on December 28th, 2007. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raajioon.

Having known Moulana Mohammad Naseem since my childhood in the sixties, I have witnessed his dedicated life in the service of Allah (SWT) from different angles. He was a devout member of the Islamic Movement of India, Ameer of Lucknow unit and a member of the U. P. State Shura. He edited “Nai Naslen” organ of the Idara Adabe Islami Hind for more than two decades. He was a fiction writer and a humorist.

Imam Naseem was a jewel of fine Lucknow culture and an Islamic movement activist. A very practical and pragmatic personality, he had special skills to influence people’s thoughts and emotions. He was a great trainer and his knowledge of the Qur’an and Sunnah was very profound. He always reminded people of the manners of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was equally popular as a speaker and as a Murabbi among men, women, youth, and children.

Moulana Imam Naseem came to the U. S. A. in 1981 and immediately became part of the ICNA. He was Incharge of ICNA Tarbiyah program and a member of ICNA central Shura for more than a decade. Despite his failing health in recent years, he attended ICNA programs locally, regionally and nationally. Since last year, however, he was unable to travel much and was almost bed ridden during the last two months. He is survived by his son and three daughters.

May Allah (S) bless him with His Mercy and Forgiveness and Enter him into Jannatul Firdous. May Allah give his children and his family members Sabr and Strength to bear this Loss (A’meen).


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