Demise of a Noble Lady (Salma Nasir Ahmad)

by Nasir Ahmad

The Light (Pakistan), 8th February 1983 Issue (Vol. 63, No. 3, p. 4)

It is with profound grief and sorrow that I record the demise of my dear wife Salma who left us for ever on the night of 27th January 1983. She was not an eminent figure of the Jamaat as such to merit a place in the columns of The Light, but she was certainly a great source of encouragement and inspiration for me to devote my entire time and energy to different assignments given to me by the Central Anjuman, especially my long association with The Light since the death of my revered father, the late Maulana Aftab-ud-Din Ahmad in 1956. Salma inherited noble qualities of head and heart. She was a practising Muslima [Muslim lady], very regular in her prayers and other religious observances. She was kind, tolerant and very much hospitable. Her death has deprived me of a noble companion.

اِنَّا لِلّٰہِ وَ اِنَّاۤ اِلَیۡہِ رٰجِعُوۡنَ ﴿۱۵۶﴾ؕ

“From Allah we are and to Him we shall return.” (The Holy Quran, 2:156)

May Allah shower His choicest blessings on the departed soul.

I take this opportunity to offer my sincere thanks to all my relations, friends, well-wishers and Ahmadi brothers and sisters in Pakistan, England, Holland and Trinidad who have expressed their sympathies on the death of my dear wife Salma through letters, telegrams and resolutions. May Allah bless them all.

Nasir Ahmad