Friday Sermon - 07-29-2016 - Remarks by Hazoor -His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad
August 20, 2016
Namaz-e-Janaza led by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after Friday Prayers at Baitul Futuh Mosque, Surrey on July 29th, 2016. After the prayers, Huzoor led three namaz-e-janaza in absentia of Evon Bernaan Sahib, Syed Nadir Sayeedain Sahib and Nazir Ahmad Ayaz Sahib (President of New York Jama'at). Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji'un.
The third funeral is of Mr. Nazir Ahmed Ayaz Sahib, who was the sadar of the New York Jamat in the USA. He passed away on the 3rd of July, 2016 at the age of 69 years old. To him we belong and to him we should return.
He was born on 23rd of May, 1947 in Tanzania. He moved to New York in 1977 and started actively taking part in jamat events. Initially he served as the finance secretary and then served as president of New York Jamat for 35 years. He would visit each salat center across New York, on a monthly basis with a local missionary. He would regularly part take part in financial schemes and voluntary contributions.
He would remind his community members on a regular basis by emails and letters encouraging them to sacrifice more. He would work for the community with great passion and concern. He would train the youth. Often it happens that in charge does not train the next line of workers but he had the special quality that He would train the youth and in doing so prepare the next batch of youth who would serve the jamat. At the mosque or the centers, he would organize games for the young girls and boys and he would set up certain schemes which would grasp he attention, so that children do not deviate of track.
He would organize weekly educational classes for the man and women. These are still going on under the name of the Tahir Academy. He was the director of Humanity First for New York and worked very hard for it. He would complete every task, even though He was the sadar jamat. If the center needed cleaning, He would do it himself and He would throw away any garbage out on his own. He was regular in his 5 daily prayers, the deceased was a moosi and is buried in New York. He is survived by his wife and only daughter Asmaa Ayaz. May God Almighty forgive the deceased and shower his mercy on him and raise his status.
Hazrat Khalīfatul Masīh IV, once said to him that He is a true example of a sadar in the USA and he prayed that it always remain as such. May Allah the almighty, enable more people to emerge in his footsteps. He served as sadar of a local jamat for 35 years and he served with great sincerity.
Amir Sahib and Naib Amir Sahib, USA have also written that he served with great humility and would help more than anyone in administrative matters. He would also help in the capacity of an ordinary worker not just when he would be in charge.
Nevertheless, May Allah almighty grant all of them the lofty status and forgive them, As mentioned earlier after the prayers I'll do their funerals.