Hajj Nerve Centre| October 23, 2012
Cii has learned that another South African has passed away in the holy lands on Tuesday morning, just hours before the five days of Hajj begin.
Mohammed Hussein Ahmed (60) of Lenasia South in Gauteng was part of the Khidmatul Awam group on hajj this year.
Ameer of the Hajj travel group, Moulana Yahya Bham, confirmed the death and added that he was in the Mustashfa Noor hospital as a result of organ failure.
Hajj volunteer, Akhtar Nabi, who accompanied Ahmed in the holy lands, told Cii News that the deceased had a heart attack after they traveled from Madinah to Makkah to perform their Umrah.
“But he was fine afterward and then three days ago he got very sick,” Nabi said. He was then transported to hospital and was placed on medical machines.
Nabi said that Ahmed was accompanied by his wife for Hajj and she has been informed of the death.
She is believed to be in a distressed state.
Ahmed is the second South African to pass away in during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
Hajji Fadiel Taylor from Hanover Park in Cape Town was the first South African pilgrim to pass away in Makkah last Sunday.
VOC reported that the haji – said to be 75 years old – took ill and was taken to hospital before completing his first umrah.
Moulana Abdurahman Kolia announced the passing away of Ahmed to the Khidmatul Awaam group. “Hajj reminds us of our death. No matter how long we live we will return to Allah at the appointed time. Nobody can delay their death and nobody can take their moment of death forward. The Hajee who was with us has passed away. To Allah do we belong and to him to we return. Mubarak to him. He has passed away in the blessed lands and may Allah give us all a blessed death. How you live is not important. How you die is important.”
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