The elder sister of Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, ‘Allamah Muhammad Ilyas ‘Attar Qaadiri دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه, ‘Zahra Bint-e-Haji Abdur Rahman’ (known by the name of ‘Foee Ma’ [فوئی ماں]) departed this life on 2nd Jumadal Ukhra 1441 AH corresponding to 28 January 2020 following a prolonged illness.
اِنَّا لِلّٰہِ وَ اِنَّاۤ اِلَیۡہِ رٰجِعُوۡن
Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه was out of country at that time. After hearing about the blessed demise of his beloved sister, he returned to Pakistan immediately and led the funeral Salah of his beloved sister himself in the global Madani Markaz Faizan-e-Madinah Karachi. Thousands of devotees of Prophet attended the funeral Salah. After the funeral Salah, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه made a heartfelt and highly emotive Du’a of ‘forgiveness and for attaining high ranking’ for his deceased sister. The deceased sister of Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat was laid to rest in Sahra-e-Madinah Tool Plaza Karachi. Madani Muzakarah in connection with the Sawyam of the deceased was held in the global Madani Markaz Faizan-e-Madinah on Thursday 30th of January 2020 after ‘Isha Salah. Some extracts from this Madani Muzakarah are as follows:
Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ
I am deeply grieved at the demise of my sisters. The elder sister was like mother for me. Our house stands deserted now. There is hardly anyone in the present era who has as much admirers as I have but they cannot fill the vacuum of family members. My house gives a deserted look today. (Pointing towards the elder son, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه said) his mother ‘Umm-e-Bilal’ told me that my sister had recited Kalimah aloud twice or thrice and then she fell. Coincidently, the elder daughter of Nigran-e-Shura Haji Imran had arrived from Hyderabad. She immediately supported her and put her head in her lap. She also narrated: My sister recited Kalimah Tayyibah many times and called out ‘یَا رَسُوْلَ اللہ ’ and ‘یَا غَوْث، یَا غَوْث’. اَلْحَمْدُلِلہِ! We have devotion to Sunni beliefs and Ghaus-e-A’zam رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ عَلَيْه since our childhood. My deceased sister was one year older than me. I am the youngest and the last one left amongst my siblings. Allah Almighty knows how many breaths I have left. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ keep his Iman safe and save us from bad end.
Three habits of Foee Ma: (1) She used to talk with gentleness. (2) She knew how to please others. (3) She used to make a lot of Du’as for others .
These habits are extremely important for maintaining a good environment at home. Especially elderly Islamic sisters of a family should possess these qualities, for example if they talk gently, make Du’a for others, and please daughters and daughters-in-law etc., their house will become a place of peace and tranquillity. They may also be remembered in good words when they will depart this world.
The successor of Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat
The deceased aunt would not cry out in trouble (i.e., Allah Almighty blessed her with infinite patience). Just a few months after, when my elder aunt got paralyzed, she also laid up in bed with illness.
On the occasion of the blessed demise of my sister, many people came to extend their condolences. Those who have extended their condolences whether their messages of condolence reached me or not; similarly those Islamic sisters who helped in [giving Ghusl and shrouding and, those who made Isal-e-Sawab], those who consoled us and those who kept engaging in other related activities are really close to our heart. I thank all of them. May Allah Almighty bless all of them with great reward and grant forgiveness without accountability.
 Isal-e-Sawab usually held on the third day of death of the deceased)