Hazrat Sayyeda Mansoora Begum, first wife of Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih the Third passed away on December 3rd, 1981 after a short illness.
Inna lillahe wa inna ilahye rajeoon
Huzoor bore this loss with fortitude. After a while he intended to marry for a second time for religious reasons only. He intensely supplicated for forty days, and requested elders of the Jamaat to do Istikhara also. Finally he felt reassured by virtue of his entreaties to God Almighty. On April 11th, 1982 he was married in a low-key ceremony to Sayyeda Tahira Siddiqa sahiba, daughter of a devout Ahmadi, Abdul Majeed Khan of Weerowal.
A few months later in June 1982 while Hudhoor was visiting Islamabad, he suffered a severe heart attack. He was provided excellent medical care but it was to no avail. He passed away on June 9th, 1982 at 12.45pm in Islamabad at the age of seventy-three. May his soul rest in peace.
Inna lillahe wa inna elahey rajeoon
We are from Allah, and indeed to HIM we return
His body was brought to Rabwah where Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifat al-Masih the Fourth led the funeral prayer. Close to one hundred thousand people from inside and outside of Pakistan attended the funeral. He was buried next to the tomb of Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih the Second in the reserved section of the Bahishti Maqbara in Rabwah.
Huzoor’s passing was a grievous loss to the Community but everyone bore the tremendous loss with fortitude keeping in view the sublime teachings of Islam. God Almighty united the Community once again. God Almighty bestowed tranquillity and peace on the Community by manifesting His divine power for the fourth time in the form of Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih the Fourth.
Alhamdo lillahe ala zalika
We thank the Lord for this grace