Sad demise of Sahibzadi Nasira Begum Sahiba
It is with great sadness that we inform our readers of the demise of Sahibzadi Nasira Begum Sahiba, who returned to her Lord on 29th July, 2011 in Rabwah, Pakistan. Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return (Holy Qur’an, Ch.2:V.157). Sahibzadi Nasira Begum Sahiba was born in October 1911. She had the unique of honour of being directly related to several of the most eminent personalities of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. She was the granddaughter of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as), the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi and Founder of The Review of Religions. She was the eldest daughter and second eldest child of Hadhrat Mirza Bashid-Ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad(ra), Khalifatul Masih II – Second Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. She was the sister of both Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad(ra), Khalifatul Masih III and Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rh), Khalifatul Masih IV – the Third and Fourth Heads of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community respectively, and she was the mother of Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(aba), Khalifatul Masih V – current worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The news of her demise has left members of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim community stricken with grief. It is our earnest prayer that may God Almighty grant Sahibzadi Nasira Begum Sahiba an elevated rank in heaven, and may He bestow steadfastness and patience to her family and all members of the Community.
Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. (Holy Qur’an, Ch.2:V157)
Hadrat Abu Huraira(ra) reported that the Holy Prophet(saw) prayed in the funeral Prayer:
“O Allah, forgive those of us who are living and those of us who are dead, those of us who are present and those of us who are absent, our young and our old, our male and our female. O Allah, to whomsoever of us you give life, keep him faithful to Islam, and whomsoever of us you take in death, take him as a believer. O Allah, do not withhold from us the reward of the deceased, or try us after his death, and prevent us from being misguided.” (Ibn Majah)