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Condolences - Passing of Sh. Navaid Aziz's Mother

Dear Community Members,

As salam 'alaikum wa rahamatullahi wa barakaatuhu,

It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that the IISC informs you of the passing of our respected sister Gulshan Shahzadi Aziz, the mother of our beloved friend and Imam Sheikh Navaid Aziz. Innaa Lillahi wa innaa Ilaihi raj'oon.

اللهُمِّ اغْفِرْ لَها وَارْحَمْها ، وَعافِها وَاعْفُ عَنْها ، وَأَكْرِمْ نُزُلَها، وَوَسِّعْ مُدْخَلَها ، وَاغْسِلْها بِالْماءِ وَالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدْ ، وَنَقِّهِا مِنَ الْخطايا كَما نَقّيْتَ الثَّوْبُ الأَبْيَضُ مِنَ لدَّنَسْ ، وَأَبْدِلْها داراً خَيْراً مِنْ دارِها ، وَأَهْلاً خَيْراً مِنْ أَهْلِها، وَزَوْجَاً خَيْراً مِنْ زَوْجِها ، وَأَدْخِلْها الْجَنَّة ، وَأَعِذْها مِنْ عَذابِ القَبْر وَعَذابِ النّار.

O Allah, forgive and have mercy upon her, excuse and pardon her, and make her reception honourable. Expand her entry, cleanse her with water, snow, and ice, and purify her of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange her home for a better home, her family for a better family, and her spouse for a better spouse. Admit her into the Garden, protect her from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.

Her janaza prayer is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Akram Jomaa (2612 37 Ave NE)

From the etiquette of paying respects is to say when consoling a Muslim upon the death of a Muslim:

عظم الله أجرك ، وأحسن عزاءك ، وغفر لميّتك

May God make your reward great, ease your pain, and forgive the deceased. The best manner in which one consoles someone is to say:

إنّ لله ما أخذ، ولله ما أعطى ، ولكل شيء أجل مسمّى ، فلتصبر ولتحتسب

"To God belongs what he took, and to him belongs what he gave, and he has set for everything an appointed time. So have patience and seek reward."

Imam al-Nawawi commenting on this hadith said "This is the best phrase one can use for condolences." (Al-Adhkhar P.162)

There is no doubt that this is a difficult time for Sh. Navaid and his family and we as a community will continue to support them through our prayers and well wishes. We pray that Allah facilitates ease for Sh. Navaid and his family. Ameen. Those wishing to pay respects to Sheikh Navaid and his family can do so by emailing

Islamic Information Society of Calgary

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