Transitions: Former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away

Published: January 6, 2013

Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away in a hospital, where he was taken following a cardiac arrest. PHOTO: SANA/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed passed away in Islamabad early on Sunday morning, Express News reported.

Express News bureau chief in Lahore Muhammad Ilyas said that on Saturday, Ahmed’s health deteriorated and he was rushed to the hospital following cardiac arrest.

His funeral prayers will be offered on Sunday January 6, 2013, at 3 pm in Peshawar.

In November 2012, Ahmed had escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a female suicide bomber tried to kill him by blowing herself up. Three of his guards were injured in the attack near the Ghaiba Khwar area in the Haleemzai tehsil.

Qazi Ahmed, who was head of the JI for almost 22 years, had decided to step down from his post in 2009.

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Reader Comments (48)

  • Umair Khan
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:19AM

    إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

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  • Hammad Mian
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:19AM

    Oh God! Such a big loss. We have lost such a nice person. May Allah grant him higher place in the paradise.

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  • JJ
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:19AM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un

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  • Hammad
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:21AM

    To all democrats in Pakistan who criticized Qazi sahab for his support for dictators and sympathy towards TTP. Remember, don’t celebrate the death of an enemy, because your friends will die too. Qazi was a man good at heart.

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  • pakistani
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:21AM

    RIP

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  • The Flying Object
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:22AM

    ALLAH jannat naseeb karay. Aameen

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  • Born Political
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:22AM

    Inna lillah, a pious person and a kind politician has left us. May Allah bless him his due place in heaven. Ameen.

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  • Salman Shareef
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:23AM

    achay log is duiya se jatay ja rahay hain, pehlay Prof Abdul Ghafoor and now Qazi sahib.

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  • Hasham
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:23AM

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

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  • Arsie
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:25AM

    RIP Qazi Sahab, a Man of great stature and integrity

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  • Khadeja jafri
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:30AM

    he was now working for Muslim unity. i wish he would stay a bit

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  • Azam Sultan Ahmed
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:33AM

    Qazi Sahib was a good man. I had the honor of having lunch with him once at Idara-i-Noor Haq, he was a heart patient and used to have special diet. He was kind hearted with a soft hand. May Allah swt rest his soul in peace and grant him exalted imminence in Jannah and give strength to his family to bear the irreparable loss.

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  • gujranwala789
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:34AM

    Rest in peace Qazi sahab

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  • Hyper Baig
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:36AM

    Probably the only Maulana I looked upto. May Allah grant him an even higher rank in the after world. Ina lillah wa inalillah e rajaoon.

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  • Blithe
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:36AM

    I saw him at Karachi airport .
    He was traveling like a an ordinary citizen.

    I’ll remember those images of a humble man.
    May he rest in peace.

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  • MQMisover!
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:39AM

    a great tragedy, a great loss indeed…

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  • Jan 6, 2013 - 2:40AM

    Even though I have never been a supporter of Jimat-e-Islami, but I always had respect & trust in this man… It’s a great loss for Pakistani politics. May Allah rest his soul in Peace, Aameen.

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  • Zahid Mustafa
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:53AM

    loss of a great person. loss of JI and Pakistan

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  • Inqilabi
    Jan 6, 2013 - 3:05AM

    Allah Tala Qazi Sahab ko jannat-Ul-Firdaus mai aala maqam ata farmai ammen!!
    He was truly a great leader a humble human being and a sincere Mujahid always involved openly in a Jihad against the injustices prevalent in our society..

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  • Adil Uddin
    Jan 6, 2013 - 3:33AM

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

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  • Baloch Insafian
    Jan 6, 2013 - 3:40AM

    May Allah bless his soul with eternal peace..!

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  • Hassan
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:04AM

    إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

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  • Jan 6, 2013 - 4:21AM

    He was indeed a very nice and humble person. RIP

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  • Gulzar
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:27AM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
    May Allah Grant Qazi Sahib a place in Jannat and bring Sabar to his colleagues, friends and family.

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  • E123
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:45AM

    May Allah bless him. Please don’t make this into a political debate. Pray for him and his family.

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  • Chandka
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:50AM

    إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
    RIP

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  • Architect
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:55AM

    A great loss.. He was a polite & patriotic leader.

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  • saad
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:59AM

    انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون

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  • abc
    Jan 6, 2013 - 5:26AM

    Condolences to his friends and family…

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  • Logic Europe
    Jan 6, 2013 - 5:32AM

    a man with daulat e emaan

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  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jan 6, 2013 - 5:42AM

    إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

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  • Baig
    Jan 6, 2013 - 6:04AM

    May Allah(SWT) grant him Jannah tul Firdous and forgive his sins

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  • A2Z
    Jan 6, 2013 - 6:36AM

    Inna Lilahe Wa Inna Illaihe Rajioun

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  • amplifier
    Jan 6, 2013 - 7:18AM

    RIP

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  • Ahmad
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:09AM

    RIP

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  • Aysha
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:11AM

    JI had to bear loss in a very short span of time.first Prof. Gafoor now Qazi Hussain Ahmed. Very sad.
    Good to see that Qazi Sheb is getting appropriate coverage on media whereas Prof Gafoor with his illustrious career as a politician was not acknowledged.

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  • niazikhan2
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:50AM

    prominent religious scholar, Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate is NO more among us.may his soul rest in peace.

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  • Hafeez
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:05AM

    May his soul be blessed

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  • Asad
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:21AM

    RESPECT

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  • Mansoor
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:54AM

    May ALLAH bless him with mercy and peace.

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  • MohammadAli Siddiqui
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:03AM

    it is an end of an era.

    May Al-Mighty Allah rest his solution peace. Aameen

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  • kHaN
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:09AM

    My heart goes out to him and his family. His death is such a big loss for Taliban and other militants. RIP.

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  • Jan 6, 2013 - 10:27AM

    Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeoon. May he rest in Eternal Peace. Salams

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  • khurram
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:29AM

    @Salman Shareef: Só true.

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  • Ahmed HM
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:23AM

    The man was living in a 2 room flat at Mansoorah. Enough said …
    May Allah bless his soul. Ameen.

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  • Zaineb
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:24AM

    Inna lillah e wa inna ilaaihe rajiuoon. Allah Jannat naseeb kary unhy. He was a very good and kind person.

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  • Adil
    Jan 6, 2013 - 5:58PM

    May his soul rest in peace and Allah (SWT) grant him Jannat Al Firdous.
    A true, brave, honest leader. This is a big loss for Pakistani Nation.

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  • Dr Nawab Khan
    Jan 19, 2013 - 3:08PM

    Qazi Hussain Ahmad was a great person of the muslim umah.He was the leader of all muslim world

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