Sunday, November 4, 2012

Baba Muhemmed AbuBakr Umer passed away


I met him for the first time in 2002 in Masjid e Nabwi. A frail African figure from rural Sudan, Baba Muhemmed Abu Bakr has been sitting next to the Rauza e Rasul since the time of King Abdul Aziz, perhaps since 1940's, almost around 70 years!!. A Wali Allah of supreme muqam, Baba was our spiritual companion, guardian and a friend. In the last 10 years of our companionship, he held his post in Masjid e Nabwi shareef and prayed for Pakistan and our mission. He would be our host whenever we visited Masjid e Nabwi and never let go of our hands. These souls are true gift of Allah (sm) for this Ummat e Rasul (sm).

Baba Muhemmed AbuBakr Umer passed away in Medina today. His Jinaza is in Masjid e Nabwi right now and he will rest in the company of Sahabas, Ahl e Bayt, aulia and fuqara in Jannat ul Baqee. Pakistan will dearly miss this dervesh. We are truly saddened. Pl recite fatiha for our beloved Baba. Innalillahe inna ilehe rajeoon...