Monday, June 18, 2012

Shamshad Sahab Encircled by Divine Mercy

Shamshad Sahab was like a brother to Hazrat Shaikh (DB).
He was in his mid seventies, having retired as a Section Officer from AMU, seventeen years ago.
He was laid to rest yesterday on June 17, 2012 in the University Graveyard, Minto E, after Asr Prayers.
Till his health permitted he helped Hazrat Shaikh (DB) in the Matab (Dispensary) and was regularly present in the Majlis but for a few years his attendance dwindled owing again to health.
He was completely free from worldly trappings and even the close people will be hard pressed to find any material for a biography, if any one should get any such idea, but if the attendance in the funeral is any evidence then he was a very pious man and that he was. At the grave yard it was a sort of gathering of angels to say adieu to this thoroughly guileless soul. Miraculously people from as far as Kolkata, Raebareli, Lucknow and Hardoi were there at the funeral including people from Deoband, Muradabad as well as local. He was not a Tablighi by any stretch of imagination but all senior Jama-at people were present in the funeral.
He has left behind man children and grand children and Ummah, Lord Most High willing, will  remember him with gratitude because of the progeny left behind by him, especially because of Mufti Muhammed Usama, may Allah (SWT) keep him safe, his youngest son.

Late Shamshad Sahab (RA) was a Majaz-e-Sohbat of late Qari Amir Hasan Sahab (RA).