Obituary: Dr. Israr Ahmed (1932-2010)April 14, 2010
An Irreplaceable Loss
انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون
LAHORE: The world of Islam lost a luminary early on Wednesday as Dr. Israr Ahmed breathed his last in Lahore, Pakistan. He died of a massive cardiac arrest, according to media reports.
A veteran Islamic scholar, Dr. Israr was suffering from back pain and heart disorders for a long time. His funeral prayers will be held on Wednesday in Lahore.
Dr. Israr was the head and founder of Tanzeem-e-Islami. He had a huge following in Pakistan, India and Gulf countries, especially in Saudi Arabia. A medical doctor by profession, Dr. Israr was one of the founding members of the Jamaat-e-Islami.
He was popular for his lectures and TV debates over current Islamic issues and his grasp over Islamic history made him a front-ranking scholar of Islam.
Dr. Israr was a beacon of knowledge and a true spiritual inspiration for millions of Pakistanis. He will be immensely missed and remembered, his unparalleled and magnificent services to Islam will always be cherished and his teachings will live on.
May Allah bless his soul and elevate his status (Amin)