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JANAZAH ANNOUNCEMENT - DR. MUJIBUR RAHMAN - WCM FOUNDER

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of Dr Mohammad Mujibur Rahman ( February 16, 1936 to January 25, 2018 ). Dr. Rahman along with his family have been long time Manitoba residents, since 1976 and he was a community pioneer.
 
Janazah prayer and funeral will be held Friday, January 26th, 2018 at the Waverley Grand Mosque (2445 Waverley Street) after Dhur prayer (1:10 PM). 

A short memorial service and visitation with the family will be held before the prayer on Friday January 26th, 2018 at the Waverley Grand Mosque at 11:00am.

Dr Mohammad Mujibur Rahman, beautiful and affectionate husband to Firdaus, and courageous and compassionate father to Abdullah (Abbey), Jennifer, Saira and Nilufer Rahman made his last great journey, from this world into the next.  He passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by relatives and friends across the globe.

TRIBUTE BY DR. RAHMAN'S CHILDREN:

Our father was known to many people of various backgrounds and walks of life as a good, kind and generous man. He was a devoted friend who nurtured and maintained his friendships by visiting his friends no matter the distance. He was literate and well-read in several languages. As a husband and a father, he had a consultative rather than authoritative approach. He was the respected and loving leader of our team. He is our hero.

He came from extremely humble beginnings, and was met with early challenges of hunger and poverty.  Just as a rocket needs explosive energy to reach the moon, our father had to face incredible odds and seemingly impenetrable barriers to reach his goal of becoming a physician. 

Indeed, being a doctor was an intrinsic part of his identity. He loved medicine with a passion. He thrived on helping patients with complex medical problems. Using his keen intellect and astute clinical knowledge and skills he often was able to make diagnoses that evaded others.

He was a life long learner. He had an extensive medical library filled with the latest editions of medical books, which he actually read for both professional development and for pleasure.  He collected books on religion, nature and philosophy, and studied them with insatiable interest and a constant desire to better himself.

Our father's patients knew him as a caring and compassionate doctor. He was always very generous with his time and would do everything possible to get to the bottom of his patients' issues and endeavour to heal them. He took great pride in helping people.  Throughout his career, by the grace of God, he saved so many people's lives and earned his patients’ life long love and respect. 

Our father never forgot his humble beginnings and always supported his relatives, friends and the most vulnerable and needy people. He could not tolerate that anyone would go hungry or not have enough tuition for school. He recognized the potential in those who may have been overlooked by others and supported them to the best of his capacity. Although he may not have described himself as such, he was a staunch feminist who believed in a woman’s right to education and empowerment.

Our father had a strong love for animals and creatures great and small. He loved our family cats and they loved him. He was always greatly disturbed by examples of animal cruelty or negligence and gave many donations to animal welfare groups. He would often drive around with birdseed in his car to feed birds, especially during the winter.

He also loved nature and the outdoors. One of his favourite pass times was canoeing on the river. In fact, outside of working, this was one of the few leisure activities that he partook in. 
Many who knew him as a professional, may not have known that he had a strong creative side. He was a poet, a movie critic, a music lover and even an actor in his younger days. He was very humorous and a wonderful story teller who could captivate any audience with riveting tales of his own amazing life and those of the many the inspiring adventure stories that he had read as a child and recalled with particular detail. 

He was a great cook, with our mother as his sous-chef and ketchup as his secret ingredient!
One of our father's closest friends used to call him "Shangateek Chele", Bengali for "Wonderboy".

He was born in Asansol, India before the Second World War, experienced the Partition and became an expert physician whose career spanned several decades and three continents. 
He never cared for luxuries. He gave away anything nice that he had because he was so generous of heart.  He lived very simply himself, but made sure his family wanted for nothing. 

He was a true visionary who loved people and whose ideas were often ahead of their time. He cared greatly about the welfare of our Muslim community’s present and future, and always endeavoured to build and strengthen its institutions. He played a founding role in Al- Hijra Islamic School, the Grand Mosque and Winnipeg Central Mosque. 

Throughout his life, he gave open-heartedly and unselfishly of his time, money and energy to all who knew him.  If was able to help someone, he would do so immediately and without hesitation. He made helping others a priority ahead of himself and did not procrastinate when it came to doing good work. If our father was here, he would humbly ask for everyone’s forgiveness for any mistakes that he may have made or shortcomings.

A dear and loving husband and father, a talented and skilful healer, an inspirational visionary, a generous benefactor, a staunch protector, a patient teacher, a devout worshipper,

Our hero, our friend, our wonderful, beautiful father,

May he achieve the highest level of paradise and rest in everlasting peace. May Allah (SWT) shower him with Mercy and Forgiveness, Ameen. May Allah, the Exalted grant his family patience and peace. We belong to Allah (SWT) and to Him we shall return.

If you would like to give a gift in memory of Dr. Mujibur Rahman (February 16, 1936 to January 25, 2018), primary founder of Winnipeg Central Mosque, please click below.

 

 

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