Adil’s Father Passed Away

Posted on May 26, 2008
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Lt. Col. Imtiaz Najam, IslamabadLt. Col (R) Imtiaz Najam, father of Adil Najam, passed away in Pakistan on May 23rd. He was 75.

Inna lilah e wa inna ileh rajeoon.

Please pray for the ‘maghfarat’ of deceased soul and ‘sabr’ to his family. It is also a part of our Pakistaniat to join each other in our times of sorrow and provide support to each other.

108 Comments on “Adil’s Father Passed Away”

  1. ShahidnUSA says:
    May 24th, 2008 3:22 pm

    May his father rest in peace.

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    May 24th, 2008 3:25 pm

    @ Kul-o-nafsin-zaiqat-ul-maut (Al Quran )

  3. sid says:
    May 24th, 2008 3:28 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaher rajioon.

  4. temporal says:
    May 24th, 2008 3:46 pm

    inna lillah e …..

  5. Kasim Mahmood says:
    May 24th, 2008 3:49 pm

    Dear Adil Najam. May Allah grant him “firdous” and grant you and your family patience and courage to cope with this loss. Hopefully, with time, your heart will be filled with only good memories of your father and the times you spent together.

  6. Allah Wasaya says:
    May 24th, 2008 4:07 pm

    Dear Adil

    I am deeply saddened at the demise of your father. May Allah give him eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace. Please be strong and accept my condolences, my thoughts will be with you and your family in my prayers.

    Regards
    AW

  7. Arslan Khan says:
    May 24th, 2008 4:08 pm

    Adil,
    May ALLAH do his mughfirat, and give you the strength to cope with this loss. It is the abolute hardest thing to face, but please know there are many, many of us who are remembering you and your family in their thoughts and duas.

  8. zak says:
    May 24th, 2008 5:45 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilahei rajoun

  9. faraz Waseem says:
    May 24th, 2008 5:58 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilahei rajoun

  10. May 24th, 2008 6:02 pm

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon

  11. May 24th, 2008 6:32 pm

    baishak inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajeoun, May Allah grant him jannat and grant u and your family the courage to look ahead….

  12. Sidhas says:
    May 24th, 2008 8:10 pm

    Inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon. Verily we belong to Allah and it is to whom we shall return .

    One of the things that provides solace and reward after death for a person is his Salah Aulad. I am sure Adil father died as a proud father and a content men. May allah grant Adil’s father jannat and give Adil and his family sabr-e-jameel (ameen).

    Our heartfelt condolence to Adil and his family.

    Sidhas and family.

  13. paki says:
    May 24th, 2008 8:26 pm

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon

    my condolences

  14. Shaji says:
    May 24th, 2008 10:04 pm

    My condolences to you and your family.

  15. iceCube says:
    May 24th, 2008 11:05 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilahei rajoun

  16. Razi says:
    May 24th, 2008 11:27 pm

    Dr. Adil:

    May Allah rest his soul in peace and May He grant you and your family the strength to bear this loss.Ameen

  17. major sahib says:
    May 25th, 2008 12:04 am

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilahei rajoun. May you find solace in your pain.

  18. Col Muhammad Raza says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:36 am

    Dear Dr. Adil:

    May Allah rest his soul in peace and May He grant you and your family the strength to bear this loss.Ameen

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon

    Nadira, Sadia and Zehra and rest of the family join me to send condolences to Khala and all the children and grand children.
    Col Raza and family

  19. May 25th, 2008 1:48 am

    Dear Adil

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. May Allah grant him a place in jannat and give courage and patience to you and your family. My condolences are with you. Please be strong… we are all praying for your father and your family.

  20. A family friend says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:59 am

    I hope Adil Najam will not min my writing here like this and without my name, but I have been a family friends of the Najam’s for long and thought those who know Adil Najam should also hear of this.

    I went to Col. Najam’s janaza yesterday which was attended by a large number of his friends as well as those of his children. Najam sahib and his family is very well loved by his friends and Najam sahib was a man with a kind heart, someone who never spoke ill of anyone, someone who always saw the positive side of things, someone who was ready to help anyone and everyone, someone who was always there for you no matter who you were. He was also someone who loved Pakistan deeply and he gave that quality to his children too. The only time I have ever seen Najam sahib angry was if someone said bad things about Pakistan. He fought in two wars for the country, he served time as a POW. He was a brave and good man and I was proud to know him. May his soul rest in peace.

    At the janaza yesterday I saw the love of all his friends who had come from all over and I also saw the love of his children for their father. All the of the children, including Adil Najam, were heartbroken and would just break out in teams. At a number of points I saw Adil just break down and cry like a baby unable to control his tears. The other brothers were the same. It was painful to see the pain in all the children and as a father I think it was the best tribute to Najam Sahib. The way his children who were here in Pakistan took care of him in his last days was moving to see. I know Najam Sahib was very very proud of the achievements of all his children and would keep talking about them. I hope his children realize how proud he was of them.

    In my life I have been touched by Col. Imtiaz Najam and admired the achievements of al his four sons. I wanted to say this somehow and am glad I have a place here to say this. I hope Adil will read this and know how people who know his father felt about his father.

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon

  21. May 25th, 2008 2:07 am

    Inna Lillahye Wainna Alahye Rajion. May Allah gives Sabar to the family and bless the departed soul-Ameen.

  22. Naseer says:
    May 25th, 2008 2:47 am

    Dear Adil
    It is indeed a very sad day for you and your family.
    The comments I read above is evidence that your father was a very good man loved by all.
    We share your sorrow,
    Sincerely
    Naseer

  23. jusathot says:
    May 25th, 2008 2:53 am

    Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’oon
    (To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return)

    We pray to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude and courage to the family to bear this irreparable loss.

    Abid/Shafiq/….

  24. Manzoor says:
    May 25th, 2008 6:01 am

    Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioon
    Allah Marhoom ko apni Jawar Rehmat may jaga day and sab lawaheeqen ko sabr jameel ata farmay. Ameen

  25. May 25th, 2008 6:21 am

    Allah aa[ ko sabr day aur aap kay walid kee maghfirat farmay (ameen)

  26. AusMuslim says:
    May 25th, 2008 7:58 am

    Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeeoon

    Allah Marhoom ko Jannat ata keray aur sari family ko sabr ata farmaey. Amin

  27. bugs bunny says:
    May 25th, 2008 8:16 am

    Its saddening to know that.May his soul rest in peace.

  28. Dr Muhammad Farrukh Nawaz says:
    May 25th, 2008 8:42 am

    May Allah give you courage and grant his soul rest in peace. Amin.

  29. Kabir Das says:
    May 25th, 2008 9:41 am

    Adil Najam- just now saw this post about the death of your father. May God rest the soul of the deceased in peace and give you and your family the fortitude to bear this loss and continue with life as usual.
    Take care of yourself and your family.

  30. Viqar Minai says:
    May 25th, 2008 10:27 am

    InnA lilLahi wa inna ilayhi rAji’Un.

    Really saddend to hear this news, Adil. Clearly, in bringing up children like yourself, he did his job in this world and then some. My prayer is both for your fater, and you and your family. May Allah(SWT) Grant him a restful abode; and May He(SWT) Grant you the wisdom to be as successful with your and family, as your father was with his. Ameen.

  31. SJH says:
    May 25th, 2008 10:29 am

    Adil,
    I pray that knowing how many share in your and your family’s grief provides some comfort. May Allah grant all of you sabr and acceptance and grant your father a place in jannat.

    My image of Adil’s father is that of a strong, upright man working patiently in his garden, an image from 1982, and that is the image I will keep with me.

  32. shahran asim says:
    May 25th, 2008 10:51 am

    On behalf of my family and Asian Broadcasting Network, we offer our condolence to Adil on this tragic incident. May ALLAH place the departed soul in his jannah. Ameen

  33. Babar says:
    May 25th, 2008 11:27 am

    Dear Adil and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Allah give the deceased peace in Jannah and you the strength and patience. We consider ourself lucky to have met him in the summer of 2006.

    Babar & family.

  34. Dr Irfan says:
    May 25th, 2008 11:36 am

    My heartfelt condolances to Adil Najam on the sad occasion. I pray for his father and also for him; may Allah may give him the courage to face this irrepairable loss.

  35. May 25th, 2008 11:52 am

    Adil Bhai,

    May ALLAH give you strength and the will to face such a difficult time.

    You have made your father eternally proud I am sure with your noble deeds in every aspect and you will be in the prayers of us all.

    Feimanallah

    Wasim

  36. Adil Mulki says:
    May 25th, 2008 12:53 pm

    Inna lillah e wa inna ilaihe rajioon.
    May the Almighty bless the departed soul.

  37. Moeen says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:23 pm

    Adil:
    Please accept my condolences on this moment, may Allah grant him best place in Jannat. I called Jaffer, I guess he is in Pakistan. Please do ask Aunty from my side, I don’t have your ISB no. One thing I remember about Uncle, he was a very well dressed and a polite person. May Allah bless his soul. We all have to go though this, theres nothing one can do except for praying.Regards

  38. Deeda-i-Beena says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:40 pm

    Adil:
    at this time of grief we all pray for the maghfarat of your father. He had a full life and has left us with fond memories and great gifts like yourself. The last we saw him was last year and had a delightful conversation. May Allah keep his soul in eternal peace. Ameen.

  39. Shiraz Bashir says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:43 pm

    Salam Adil,

    I just read the sad news of your father’s death.

    Thoughts and prayers of my family,me and my Alumni of College of Telecom, NUST are with you.

    May Allah give you and your family the strength to bear this loss.

    May Allah give him eternal peace in heavens.

  40. syed sajjad says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:48 pm

    Dear Adi Najam

    May Allah bless your father’s soul and grant you all the fortitude to bear this loss. Ameen!

    Dr. Sajjad (Canada)

  41. Fahim says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:53 pm

    Very sad to hear of this loss.

    My heartiest sympathies for those left behind.

  42. Salma khan says:
    May 25th, 2008 1:58 pm

    Inna-Lillahi-Wa-Inna-ilahei-Rajoun.

  43. Nasir Khan says:
    May 25th, 2008 4:32 pm

    May Allah bless his soul!

  44. naseer says:
    May 25th, 2008 4:35 pm

    Its big loss and our sympathies are with. May Allah bless him with peace and forgiveness.

  45. Roshan says:
    May 25th, 2008 6:55 pm

    Its an irreparable loss for Adil and his family.
    May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and give patience and endurance to bereaved family.

  46. jk says:
    May 25th, 2008 7:27 pm

    my deepest and sincerest condolences

  47. Sajjad says:
    May 25th, 2008 7:45 pm

    Inna-Lillahi-Wa-Inna-ilahei-Rajoun.
    My deepest and sincerest condolences.

  48. Ayaz Siddiqui says:
    May 25th, 2008 8:31 pm

    My deepest and sincerest condolences.

  49. Khalid Saeed says:
    May 25th, 2008 8:45 pm

    My deep condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

  50. Faraz Hafeez says:
    May 25th, 2008 10:10 pm

    Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajeeoon

    May Allah elevate his status. Ameen.

  51. Saad says:
    May 25th, 2008 11:32 pm

    Inna Lilah e Wa Ina Ilehi Rajiwon.

    My deepest condolences for you; adil and your family. May Allah Almighty bless you all with the courage to deal with this loss, InshAllah.

    May Allah Almighty bless the soul of the departed, and grant him a place in jannah.

  52. Rita says:
    May 26th, 2008 1:06 am

    Adil:
    Losing a parent is indeed a big loss. Our deepest condolences.

  53. Khalid says:
    May 26th, 2008 1:14 am

    May Allah Blessed his soul. May Allah give him Janah

  54. Janeeta says:
    May 26th, 2008 1:26 am

    Inna Lilah e Wa Ina Ilehi Rajiwon.

    Dear Adil Bhai may Allah gives you courage to deal with this huge loss. May Allah bless your father and give him a place in Jannah

  55. Sarah says:
    May 26th, 2008 1:58 am

    Dear Dr. Najam, I am so sorry and sad to hear of this loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    I did not know your father but I know many of your students and from them and from this blog I know ow much of a positive influence and role model you are on all of us. Your father must have been very proud of you and that would have given him great happiness because for parents our children are the most important thing.

    I remember reading the Father’s and Mothers’s day posts you wrote here and thinking that this man must be a good son and a good father himself. I am sure your father felt the same.

    Again, my condolences to you and your family.

  56. Eidee Man says:
    May 26th, 2008 2:12 am

    Adil, as many others have already mentioned, a person of your character, dedication, and having such concern for others could only have been raised by excellent parents such as yours. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  57. Salim says:
    May 26th, 2008 2:40 am

    Dear Dr. Adil;
    May the Almighty grant you the fortitude to bear the loss of your beloved and illustrious father. I am certain he left this life a contented man; brimming with pride in having raised fine specimens of Patriotism and Humanity, with generosity of spirit, in you and your siblings.
    Inna lillahe wa inna ilahe rajeoon.
    Wa Salaam;
    Salim Chowdhrey.

  58. D_a_n says:
    May 26th, 2008 2:43 am

    Dear Dr. Najam…

    my deepest sympathies for your loss. May Allah’s endless forgiveness embrace your fathers soul…

    I know you only through this blog and that is enough to tell me that your father raised a good son and gave him character and a conscience as well …and that speaks of a life well lived..

    May Allah’s mercy temper your sorrow.. Ameen…

  59. Arshad says:
    May 26th, 2008 3:49 am

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon.

    May the departed soul rest in peace, may his family be granted ‘sabr’

    Our best wishes and prayers are with entire family. I just offered fateha for the departed soul and would request all readers of this site to do the same.

  60. Shazia R. Hussain says:
    May 26th, 2008 4:33 am

    I do not know his face or name,

    neither his designation

    I do not know if he was sick

    or called up for no reason

    But I am sure, he must be good

    to raise someone like you

    He must have gone with head held high,

    must have been proud of you

    And though the hurt won’t go away

    this pain will last a lifetime

    But he has left this cruel world

    for another that’s just sublime

    He lives through you, he breathes through you

    You are him, he’s alive

    Do not depair, ’cause we all care

    and pray for which you strive

    Shazia Rubab Hussain

  61. omar r. quraishi says:
    May 26th, 2008 6:10 am

    my condolences to you and your family

  62. Saadiya says:
    May 26th, 2008 6:31 am

    Dear Dr Adil

    I am very sorry froy our loss. inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon. May Allah grant him Jannah. To lose a parent is the greatest of losses and I pray that Allah gives you sabr to bear with this loss.

  63. Kamran says:
    May 26th, 2008 9:21 am

    Dear Adil Najam. I do not know if your father ever read your blog. If he did he would have been proud to see the outpouring of goodwill for him through you. I am sure he was proud of you anyhow.

    We all tend to take our parents for granted too often. Not realizing till too late just how much they do for us. I know from your other posts that you care deeply for everyone including your parents. May Allah give you strength to bear this loss.

    I have also offered fateha for your father as I am sure many have.

    My wishes and condolences to all your family.

  64. Adnan Ahmad says:
    May 26th, 2008 10:20 am

    Dear Adil,

    My condolences to your family. Having lost mine almost 21 years ago in my childhood I do know one thing, all these words of condolences coming from every direction at this point sound just like words and it’s hard to decipher their meaning. In every sense it is an irreparable loss. For me Shazia R. Hussain has summed it up in her lines.

  65. Nafees says:
    May 26th, 2008 1:59 pm

    Dear Dr. Najam. I have been reading this site for a long time but never commented on it. I write now to share my prayers with you. Anyone who reads this site is thankful to you and we want to be part of this sad time for you.

    I have offered prayers for your fathers soul and will keep praying for him.

    As others say, this is not a loss that can be console with words. May you and your family have sabar and may you keep doing things that would make your father proud.

  66. MIchael Statten says:
    May 26th, 2008 2:22 pm

    As a friend of Pakistan and a fan of Adil Najam and this blog, I wanted to offer my condolences to the bereaved family. I was first told of this site just before I first came to Pakistan by one of the Profs’ former students who thought the world of Adil Najam. I now follow it every day and envy the respect that Prof. Najam commands and the depth of information and honest analysis that this blog provides. I have learnt that Pakistan is a place where family and community is close knit and people come to each other’s side in times of grief.

    In this time of his grief, my fond wishes and prayers are with Prof. Najam and his family at this sad time.

  67. Muhammad Tasleem says:
    May 26th, 2008 2:40 pm

    Salam Sir Najam
    I work for Pakistani Consulate New Y0rk, We had met earlier in our consulate in Mar 07. It is very sad regarding your father, May Allah Almighty blessed the deceased and award him the Jannat ul Firdaus, and meeting of Holy Prophet (PBHM) Amin, I remain praying for you and your late father.

  68. AF Ahmad says:
    May 26th, 2008 4:36 pm

    Adil Bhai:

    My condolences to you and your family on one of the greatest of losses one has to endure during their lifetime.
    Although its true that mere words are inadequate to console at a time like this, it is also true that they do lessen
    the pain to a certain extent and can be of some solace; I speak from experience, having undergone the same loss a little
    more than a year ago myself. I offer you my prayers, that Allah(SWT) grant you the sabr necessary to bear this loss
    with the hope that they will be of some comfort to you and your family.

  69. Haris Siddiqi says:
    May 26th, 2008 5:17 pm

    Adil,
    I am very sad to hear of your loss. May Allah bless your fathers soul and give you and you family courage to bear the loss.

  70. Dr. Haider says:
    May 26th, 2008 6:37 pm

    Dear Adil,
    My condolence to you and your family. This is a great loss in someone’s life. May Allah bless your father’s soul and give you and your family patience to bear this loss.

  71. Mehdi says:
    May 26th, 2008 8:44 pm

    Dr Najam

    It was sadening to hear about your loss. We shall pray for the maghfirat of his soul… His job in this world was done and well done I must say for raising a family that is aware and contributing to the purpose…

    Mehdi and the rest of Tohfay group

  72. fauzia says:
    May 26th, 2008 11:08 pm

    dear dr najam
    the physicians of boston are deeply saddened at your loss.
    we will inshahallah make dua for you and your family
    upon your return to boston
    physicians of new england

  73. Niaz says:
    May 27th, 2008 1:48 am

    Respected Adil Sahib

    It was sad to learn about the demise of respected father of Mr Adil Najam. My heartfelt condolences to him and pray that the departed soul may rest in Janat-ul-Firdous!

  74. Tipu says:
    May 27th, 2008 2:27 am

    Adil,

    Very sad to know about your father’s passing away. May Allah grant him place in ‘jannah’ and give all the family ‘sabr’ to bear the loss.

    Parents are one of the most precious gifts that we have. Loss of either of them is great and the sense of loss lingers on for life as nothing else can replace them. One remembers them both at the time of joy as well as sorrow. Keep the good memories with him alive.

    Best service to him would be to keep alive what all good things he taught you; which I am sure you are already doing.

  75. MIchael Statten says:
    May 27th, 2008 3:00 am

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon

    Beta, hum sab ki duayen aap kay saath hain.

    All of our prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  76. Zaka says:
    May 27th, 2008 3:25 am

    Dude, Sorry about your loss.

  77. MIchael Statten says:
    May 27th, 2008 3:52 am

    Previous message is from Mrs. Akram Hussain, sent on my computer. Mrs. Hussain knew Adil Najam as a young student growing up in Islamabad and send that message from my office computer when she found out.

  78. Ali Raza says:
    May 27th, 2008 5:42 am

    Dear Adil Najam
    May Allah (SWT) give your father a place in Jannat, forgive his sinsa and save from the punishment, Ameen

  79. Asghar Hussain Syed says:
    May 27th, 2008 5:53 am

    My prayers are with you. Having lost my father some years back I know that words won’t help much but the prayers of all these people here are with you.

  80. Hasan zaidi says:
    May 27th, 2008 8:31 am

    sincere condolances on the tragic moment, may the departed soul rest in peace.

  81. lida says:
    May 27th, 2008 10:53 am

    Adil,
    My Father passed away last december also. I pray that Allah give you and your family Sabr and Grant the deceased magfirat.

    Read Surah Al-mulk and Yasin it helps you go through these time.

    lida

  82. Ishtiaq Mohammad Ali says:
    May 27th, 2008 11:14 am

    Dear Dr. Najam. I had met you a few months ago when you lectured on global warming in Science Academy Islamabad. I have been great admirer of you for many years for your efforts for Pakistan. Your parents have to be proud of such children. I am very sorry to hear of your father’s death. My wishes are all with you. May Allah give you and your family the courage to face this great loss.

  83. PKMan says:
    May 27th, 2008 11:24 am

    Sincere condolences to the family.

  84. SAIMA says:
    May 27th, 2008 2:16 pm

    Sad to hear about your loss. The prayers of all your readers are with you in this time of sadness.

  85. Mirza Baig says:
    May 27th, 2008 4:38 pm

    My condolences to you and your family. May Allah grant you strength during this time.

  86. Poor Hungry Doc says:
    May 27th, 2008 5:11 pm

    inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon. Dr. Najam’s father dabbled in art as well, and one of his paintings “The Battle of Ashuganj” of which he himself was a veteran appears in Brig (R) Saadullah’s book “East Pakistan to Bangladesh”

  87. Akif Nizam says:
    May 27th, 2008 5:22 pm

    Adil, sorry about your loss. Hope you and your family find strength in the good memories and in each others company in such a difficult time.

    May Allah bless his soul.

  88. zakoota says:
    May 27th, 2008 8:09 pm

    Inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon

    May Allah Almighty rest his soul in peace

    Ameen

  89. S.A.A. says:
    May 28th, 2008 3:56 am

    May God give you the courage to bear the loss and to live up to your father’s dreams.

  90. Haroon Qamar says:
    May 28th, 2008 4:00 am

    Inna-lilah-e-wa-inna-ileh-rajeoon.
    May Allah give him eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace and grant you and your family patience and courage to cope with this loss. Ameen.

  91. Fauzia Qadir says:
    May 28th, 2008 1:49 pm

    Very sorry to hear about this Doctor Sahib. Living in Islamabad for nearly 25 years I have known of your achievements and I think I have also seen your parents a few times at various events. No one can have words that can ease the sadness of something like this. But the post is right in saying that it is part of our Pakistaniat to stand by each other in times of sorry.

    Thank you for reminding us of our Pakistaniat always.

  92. Asma says:
    May 28th, 2008 2:50 pm

    Inna Lillah e Wa Inna Alyhe Rajeyoon.

    May ALlah bless him with with his Rahma’ and he be in peace.

    My prayers for you and your family in this hard time.

  93. Rehan says:
    May 28th, 2008 6:45 pm

    I have a book “day of the jackal” since 1992 on which is a warning printed in blue stamp ink: “This book is the property of Adil Najam, anyone borrowing or finding is requested to please return it to the owner, before the owner forgets of its existance.”

    Have been an admirer for a long time. And offer my condolences her on passing of your father. May Allah forgive his sins and grant higher place in Jannah. I am sure he went a proud father.

  94. Adil Najam says:
    May 28th, 2008 7:24 pm

    Dear ATP friends.

    Just wanted to write a short note of gratitude for all the prayers and good sentiments that you have shared here. The last few days have been a haze for me and my family. I am glad that I was able to join in my father

  95. Aisha Iqbal says:
    May 28th, 2008 9:52 pm

    We all know that there is a time and season for all of us yet when it happens to those we love we are never truly ready. It is said that we grieve for ourselves for the loss we feel in our lives because of the absence of someone who was such a big part of our becoming who we are.

    We are not only the sum of our memories but of our experiences and thus because the roads we’ve each had to travel to get to the place where we are….we should never have regrets. We are who we are because of all of our experiences be they good or bad, happy or sad but necessary lessons for us to become who we are.

    Adil Najam Saab, I so enjoy reading your articles as I am sure others who know you enjoy sitting and talking with you. You are a voice who calls out to our inner being and encourages self-analysis as to how we all interconnect with each other in this life. It is said that children are a reflection of their parents. If this is true then I believe your father as well must have had a positive influence on many.

    May Allah reward your father and minimize the grief and pain that you and your family are experiencing. Your father has not gone but is merely entering a new phase of his life.

  96. SAIMA says:
    May 29th, 2008 6:26 am

    Thank you for adding the picture.

  97. May 29th, 2008 6:44 am


    It is also a reminder that despite our sometimes flared tempers and bickering, ATP is, indeed, a

  98. YLH says:
    May 29th, 2008 9:56 am

    I am very sorry to hear of your father’s demise. As you know I lost my father recently as well…

    May you have the courage to overcome this enormous tragedy.

  99. symk says:
    May 29th, 2008 12:14 pm

    Inna lillahe wa inna ilahe rajeoon
    May Allah grant forgiveness to his soul

  100. Nadeem Omar says:
    May 29th, 2008 1:03 pm

    Very sorry to hear the news! May Allah bless the departing soul with everlasting happiness..

  101. Idrees Ahmad says:
    May 29th, 2008 11:15 pm

    Dear Prof. Najam

    Like so many other people here, my prayers are also with you and your family. Parents are very precious and those of us who have lost our parents know just how much it hurts when they are gone. May Allah give you strength and sabar to bear the loss.

  102. Aqil Sajjad says:
    May 29th, 2008 11:34 pm

    Sorry to hear the sad news. May his sole rest in peace and may God give Adil Najam and his family the patience to face this loss.

  103. HUSSAIN says:
    May 30th, 2008 12:21 am

    Dear professor sahib, your blog brings so much to so many people and I am sure that your parents must have beenm very proud of your achievements. I will pray for you and your father and your family.

  104. JAVED says:
    May 30th, 2008 9:30 am

    Dear Dr. Najam. My prayers are with you and your father.
    Inna lilah e wa inna ileh rajeoon.

  105. Sam Harris says:
    May 31st, 2008 7:59 am

    Dear Prof Najam
    so very sad to hear this. My condolences to you and you family

  106. Jessica G says:
    June 1st, 2008 6:57 pm

    Prof Najam, I just heard the sad news. My sincere condolences.

  107. Ahmad Tariq says:
    June 3rd, 2008 9:50 pm

    On behalf of students community, our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  108. Humayun says:
    June 17th, 2008 11:16 am

    So sad to hear this, Dr. Najam.

    I came to this website after a long break and only just saw this. I have never met you or your father but feel like I know you through this website. My prayers and heart go out to you, your family and your father.

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