His Illness & demise
Huzoor felt much better after his return from Europe. Once again he resumed leading the five daily Salat (Prayer services) in the mosque, delivering Friday sermons, and took over all the responsibilities of the office of the Caliphate. Yet he had not fully recovered from his ailment. In this precarious state of health he started the monumental task of writing his shorter commentary of the Holy Quran in Urdu, Tafseere Saghir. Long hours of grueling intellectual work resulted in his serious sickness for a second time in 1958.
All the best medical treatment was provided for. The most capable physicians inside and outside of the country were consulted, but his illness did not abate. He became weaker as time went by. Finally the moment arrived which every faithful shudders to think of. He breathed his last during the night on November 8th, 1965 at 2.20 am in Rabwah. He was 77 years of age when he met his beloved Lord and Creator. May his soul rest in peace.
inna lillahe wa inna elhay rajeaoon
We are from Allah, and indeed to Him we return.
It is rather impossible to comprehend the numbing shock every Ahmadi had on Huzoor’s demise. A believer however must wholly submit before the will of God Almighty. It is the Divine law who ever comes into this world, must eventually depart from it. One day Huzoor also had to depart from this world and certainly he departed according to the will of Almighty Allah.
Next day November 9th at 4.30pm Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifat al-Masih the Third led the funeral prayer. Almost 50,000 faithful, who had converged upon Rabwah from various places of Pakistan, joined in the funeral prayer. Before the funeral prayer every member paid his last respects. Later he was laid to rest in Bahishti Maqbara next to Hazrat Amma Jan’s final resting-place.