Inna Lillahe wa Inna Ilaihe Rajeoon
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we extend our deepest condolences to you all, on the passing of our beloved brother and dear scholar, Maulana Syed Asad Jafri. The loss of such a learned, caring and eminent scholar has undoubtedly left an irreparable void in many of our hearts today, across communities worldwide. As one of the core pillars and role models for our Shia community in North America and globally, the legacy and impact that he has left behind will never be forgotten.
Maulana Asad Jafri was a beacon of knowledge, a passionate speaker who dedicated his life in pursuit of guiding and educating our Ummah. From children, to youth, adults and the elderly, there was not a single generation untouched who was not impacted by the words, actions and teachings of Maulana Asad. Bringing us all closer to the Ahlulbayt (as) through his inspirational lectures, meaningful discussions, and community-wide events, Maulana Asad Jafri was a part of many of the key memories we as a community hold today. As an integral part of the As-Sadiq Islamic School at Jaffari Community Centre and one of our own here at Al Mahdi’s Darul Quran and Mahdi Youth Society, he has made invaluable contributions to all our communities within his short stay in this world
For many communities he was known as Maulana Syed Asad Jaffari, to our CIG community and many of the youth in specific he was known as, and will always be their “Asad Bhai”. The passing of someone as respected and admired as him, has undoubtedly left many of us in a state of shock and profound grief. During this time of mourning, it is crucial that we come together as a community to support one another and offer solace to those deeply affected by this loss.
Maulana Asad Jafri’s departure has created a void in our hearts, but he has also left us with many memories to cherish. The time he spent with our community, with his relentless efforts to bring us closer to the Ahlulbayt(as) will not go unforgotten, his legacy and impact will continue to inspire young scholars, youth and shia communities worldwide. In honor of his memory, it is our duty as a community to embrace and embody the actions of his teachings by continuing to reflect upon his lectures and guidance.
As a community, we send our heartfelt condolences to his family at this time. To his wife Sr. Zehra Baqri, his children Misbah, Rahma and Hassan, his mother Zehra aunty, and his siblings Sr. Shahana, and Br. Ali & Abbas Jafri – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, as we continue to pray for Allah to grant him the highest place in Jannah, Inshallah.
To Maulana Zaki Baqri and his entire family, our community sends their heartfelt condolences. Your loss is also our loss, may we all be united during this time of immense grief for many as we lost an integral and irreplaceable member of the CIG family.
May Allah give us all Sabr and grant Asad bhai the highest level of Jannah, Ameen.
Ghulam Abbas Murtuza
On behalf of The Council of Islamic Guidance:
Board of Governors
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
With a heavy heart, we bid farewell today to our beloved son, brother, father, friend Maulana Syed Asad Jafri.
He was our beacon of Hope and Inspiration for the younger and older generations
Syed Mohammed Asad Jafri son of Marhum Zahid Asghar Jafri.
Marhum leaves behind a devasted family and community, especially his family:
His mother Zahra Jafri
His Wife Zehra Baqri, and children Misbah, Rahmah and Hasan Jafri, Father-in-law Maulana Syed Zaki Baqri.
His Siblings, Ali, Shahana and Abbas Jafri.
Message of condolences can be sent to abbashjafri [at] gmail.com
Salatul Mayyit was performed at the Jaffari Community Centre and the burial was done at
Hussain Foundation Cemetery.
You are requested to give sadaqah on behalf of the marhum and remember with Namaz-e-Hadiya Mayyit and Namaz-e-Waishat after the burial and with Duas of Maghferah.
May the Almighty Allah swt grant the departed soul maghferah and a place among His chosen ones and grant the family, friends and the global community, patience to bear this sudden and tragic loss.
“To Allah, We belong, and to Him is our return”
On Sunday, October 29, 2023, in a moment of profound grief, we share the sad news of Maulana Syed Asad Jafri’s passing.
His lifelong dedication to our community’s spiritual growth and well-being leaves a lasting mark on our hearts.
We come together to remember his wisdom, kindness, and unwavering commitment to our faith and development. We honor a spiritual leader whose legacy will continue to guide and inspire us.
- A Life of Detachment
- Spiritual Value of Being Anonymous
- The Levels of Akhlaaq in the Qur’an
- The Importance of Parental Behaviour in Raising Children
- Cultivating a Divine Disposition
- Integrity of a Stable Family Unit; Virtuous Legacy of Imam Hassan
- Salat al Mayat and Burial Recording – Hyder TV
- Majlis E Soyam – Jaffari Islamic Centre
- Majlis E Esale Sawab – Al Mahdi Islamic Centre
- Remembering Maulana Asad Jafri – Darul Quran
- Majlis Esaal E Sawab – Melbourne, Australia
- Majlis-e-Esaal-e-Sawab – Alipour, India
- Esaal Sawab Majlis – Idara-e-Jaferia, Maryland
- Majlis-e-Isaal-Thawab – Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre
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