Qazi Hussain Ahmed’s funeral prayers held in Peshawar

Published: January 6, 2013
Pakistani politicians and supporters offer funeral prayers for former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief and politician Qazi Hussain Ahmed during a ceremony in Peshawar on January 6, 2012.  PHOTO: AFP

Pakistani politicians and supporters offer funeral prayers for former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief and politician Qazi Hussain Ahmed during a ceremony in Peshawar on January 6, 2012. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers of former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed were held near motorway Ring Road in Peshawar on Sunday, reported Express News.

The funeral prayers were led by JI Chief Syed Munawar Hassan and were attended by several political leaders including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central President Javed Hashmi and Maulana Samiul Haq.

Ahmed’s body was then shifted to Nowshera where he was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard.

The funeral was attended by a large number of JI workers, supporters and sympathisers.

Ahmed, 74, passed away in Islamabad early on Sunday morning after experiencing a heart attack. He was the head of the JI for almost 22 years, had decided to step down from his post in 2009.

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  • javaid bashir
    Jan 6, 2013 - 3:56PM

    Qazi Husain Ahmad ‘s death came as a shock He was a decent man of characterHis absence from the political scene will be fe;t He was the voice of coservative right He had remained undetered leader of Jamaat during the period of turmoiland uncertainity
    Hewas a sober and sane leader He was moderate among the conservatives
    He held the leadership of Jamaat -i-Is lami He filled te shoes of rightiststalwarts kike Maulana MadoodiAndTufailAhmadHe was te third Amir ofvthe Jamaat He was respected by all Heb was decent human being and served the nation and party alike

    Hisnpresnce will be missed at all times to come Even after hisretirement from Amirship,he guided the Jamaat and other religious rightist groups
    He was a politicalgiant and formidable leader to contend with He was the illuminating leader and a scholar He will be greatly missed May Allah rest his soulin eternalpeace and patience to his family andfriends to bearthe loss

    Attorney at law NH , USA


  • M Zafar Khan Safdar
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:45PM

    Qazi Hussain Ahmad was a distinguished politician, sound statesman and mass leader who remained parliamentarian for twice. Being Ameer of Jamat Islami Pakistan, he remained an ambassador of Muslim unity. He stood for justice, for freedom, for equal rights, for the rule of people, for an open society and for a noble Pakistan. Above all, he was a legend in himself, a true scholar and a rightous Muslim. May Allah almighty rests his soul in eternal peace.


  • Tahir
    Jan 6, 2013 - 5:41PM

    May Allah SWT reset his soul in peace. (Ameen)


  • faraz
    Jan 6, 2013 - 6:22PM

    May his soul rest his peace, and may his children allow us to live in peace


  • Optimist
    Jan 6, 2013 - 6:23PM

    He was quite a gentleman, especially when we compare him with Mullahs of this era!


  • ubaidullah
    Jan 6, 2013 - 7:30PM

    Qazi Hussain Ahmed was much interested in the unity of Muslims of not only Pakistan but also the world. He had good relations with Muslim leaders of the world. Sudan’s president called him for conducting the negotiations when there was tension between Sudanese president and the prime minister. He had good relations with Hamas leaders, MuslimBrotherHoods of Egytp, Prime minister Tayyab Ardogan of Turkey and many more. For the same purpose of Muslim’s unity he created “Milli Yakjehti Council” By any mean His death is great loss of Muslim World.
    May Allah Bless him with high status of Jannah. Ameen


  • karachiwala
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:29PM

    (Attorney at law NH, USA)

    The person you’ve written the eulogy for was against USA, and pro taliban?


  • Jan 6, 2013 - 8:51PM

    An incredible loss…. really feel sad for his death…
    he was doing utmost efforts now a days to close the bridge between different sects and stop sectarian violance


  • Jan 6, 2013 - 9:32PM

    One of the greatest leaders of present day Pakistan has passed away. An enormous loss indeed. A thorough gentleman and a diehard Pakistani. A true scholar and a statesman. He will be remembered for his sincerity and courage.

    Zalimo Qazi Ab Nahi Raha!

    (Zalimo ka rasta ub kaun rokay ga?)


  • Humanity
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:49PM

    @[email protected] wrote “he was doing utmost efforts now a days to close the bridge between different sects and stop sectarian violance”


    First JI architect-ed the great divide by redefining the pale of Islam. Next they enshrined bigotry and intolerance in the constitution. Now they pretend to be the saviors, taking credit for trying to bridging the gap.

    A nation that chooses to be fooled more than once and blindly keeps following the ideology of hate and bigotry deserve lawlessness, anarchy, and humiliation. That is the fate reserved for hypocrites who survive and thrive on division and violence in the name of God.


  • Umer
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:58PM

    Taliban have lost one supporter today.


  • Umer
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:02PM

    @javaid bashir:

    He was a decent man of character
    Attorney at law NH , USA

    What sort of a decent man of character supports dictators, who undermine the constitution of Pakistan? I would think a person calling himself an attorney would know its treason, not character.


  • H.
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:18PM

    Inalilahi Wainailaihi Rajiun.


  • happens
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:40PM

    He was a pro taliban .


  • Syed Faisal
    Jan 7, 2013 - 12:22AM

    May Allah Bless him with high status of Jannah. Ameen


  • Jamshed
    Jan 7, 2013 - 12:43AM

    To HIM everybody returns. Nobody, especially the politicians in Pakistan must forget that. Oddly enough I felt nothing at the passing of this man for he never used his position to achieve ANYTHING good except bring his daughter into politics.


  • Saleem
    Jan 7, 2013 - 1:35AM

    He and his party support the terrorist taliban. The student wing of his party terrorise students at Universities in Punjab. Who allowed them to become thakay dars of Islam.


  • Khan
    Jan 7, 2013 - 6:15AM

    07 January 2013

    Dear All,


    Hazrat Maulana Qazi Hussain Ahmed was a great human being, who was always clear about his policies as a leading Pakistani politician. The death of Hazrat Maulana Qazi Hussain Ahmed is a great tragedy for his family, Jamaat e Islami and for Pakistan as a whole.

    People may have differ from his policies as he was in Pakistan politics for decades and may also differ from his Islamic Ideology but still never ever got involved in corruption.
    He was deeply respected by Pakistan public because of his clear policies being Ameer of Jamat e Islami, One of the most organized and civilized Islamic organization world wide.

    I Pray to Almighty ALLAH to rest his soul in Jannat ul firdous and may Almighty ALLAH give enough strength to Jamat e Islami’s ladership and his family to come over this difficult situation. Ameen.

    United Kingdom

    [email protected]


  • Abbdul
    Jan 7, 2013 - 8:11PM

    Great Man, Great Leader may he rest in piece. ALLAH unhe Jannatul firdous me jaga ata farmaye..Ameen


  • Asim
    Jan 20, 2013 - 2:13AM

    Inalilahi Wainailaihi Rajiun.

    Great Leader, great loss for pakistan & muslim ummah.
    he was a great mujahid of Islam .

  • inam khan
    Jan 24, 2013 - 11:26PM

    great leader never forget in our life


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