‘Auf bin Malik said: God’s messenger prayed at a funeral and I have retained in my memory some of his supplication.

He was saying, “O God, forgive him, show him mercy, grant him security, pardon him, grant him a noble provision and a spacious lodging, wash him with water, snow and ice, purify him from sins as Thou hast purified the white garment from filth, give him a better abode in place of his present one, a better family in place of his present one, and a better spouse in place of his present one, cause him to enter paradise and preserve him from the trial in the grave and the punishment in hell.”

A version has “And guard him from the trial in the grave and the punishment in hell.” He added that the result was that he wished he had been that dead man.

[Sahih Al-Albani]

By remembering this beautiful Dua of the Prophet Muhammad (s) for the   deceased, I send my deepest condolences to the entire Ahmad family.

We will always remember Dr Qazi Ashfaq Ahmad for his massive contribution to the Australian Muslim community and try to follow his footsteps towards the betterment of the community.

May Allah grant Dr Ahmad jannat al firdaus and give patience to his family.