Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sheikh Khalfan Al Esry.. Left us!

Verily to Allah, belongs what He took and to Him belongs what He gave, and everything with Him has an appointed time.
Sheikh Khalfan ibn Muhammad Al Esry (may Allah have Mercy on him), a prominent Omani scholar, and a member of the state council, died Monday night (11/05/2015) after battling illness for over a year.
Tributes have started pouring in on the social media for the man who attracted packed audience whether he lectured at several universities, colleges, institutions or establishments.
A recognised motivational speaker, he had a huge fan following among Oman youth especially entrepreneurs.
He was also a coach and facilitator on personal leadership and human development. He had extensive knowledge and experience in multicultural management and organisational behaviour.
Sheikh Khalfan has greatly contributed towards supporting organisations and societies with several programme.

The following is a supplication for the departed:

Sheikh Khalfan in his last illness
'O Allah, forgive and have mercy upon him, excuse him and pardon him, and make honorable his reception. Expand his entry, and cleanse him with water, snow, and ice, and purify him of sin as a white robe is purified of filth. Exchange his home for a better home, and his family for a better family, and his spouse for a better spouse. Admit him into the Garden, protect him from the punishment of the grave and the torment of the Fire.
O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those present and those absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allah, whom amongst us You keep alive, then let such a life be upon Islam, and whom amongst us You take unto Yourself, then let such a death be upon faith. O Allah, do not deprive us of his reward and do not let us stray after him.
O Allah, Khalfan ibn Muhammad is under Your care and protection so protect him from the trial of the grave and torment of the Fire. Indeed You are faithful and truthful. Forgive and have mercy upon him, surely You are The Oft-Forgiving, The Most-Merciful.
O Allah, Your servant and the son of Your maidservant is in need of Your mercy and You are without need of his punishment. If he was righteous then increase his reward and if he was wicked then look over his sins.' Ameen 

Here are some photos from the funeral.

Sheikh Khalfan's Message
to everyone
It was my dream to be able to get in contact with him in order to be trained for dawa under his hands (directly)... Many people around the world embraced Islam by his hands... but my dream never become true!

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