Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Makkah, Saudi Arabia: A Rohingya spiritual leader Khalifa Mojaffar Ahammed passed away peacefully in Saudi Arabia on Sunday January 22nd 2006, while he was returning home after completing Hajj (Inna Lillahe Wainna Illahe Rajeun), said his son from Saudi Arabia.

He hailed from Mee Gyaung Zay village of Buthidaung Township in Arakan State, Burma. He was not an ordinary person and he obtained his Master Degree in Arabic literature from "Deyoban Madrassa" of India. He was also a person with supernatural powers.  He had many pupils in Burma and abroad, his son more added.

He was also the most respectful person among the Muslims and non-Muslim communities in Burma. Moreover, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) members respected him. If the authority concerned met any difficulties, he was called by the authority to solve the problem, said a pious Rohingya from Maungdaw Township.

One of his sons-in-law, Monir Ahamed, a schoolteacher said, "We express our deep and profound condolences on the sad demise of Khalifa Mojaffa Ahammed at noon of January 22nd."

He passed away at the age of 75 after suffering from a short illness at Jeddah air port of Saudi Arabia. He was deeply loved by his people, he further added.

"We all pray to the Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to his departed soul. We also pray to Almighty Allah to give enough patience and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude," said a group of Rohingyas from Saudi Arabia.

The dead body of Khalifa Mojaffar Ahammed, was brought to Makkah from Jeddah air port and it had been reached after Magrib (sun set). The dead body was kept in his son's house until burial.

However, on 24th January 2006, the dead body was buried at the graveyard of "Janatul Mala" which is nearby Baitullah, his son more said.

He gave magic water, which was used as a medicament to the people who live in Makkah when he was leaving for Jeddah air port. He was sent to the Jeddah air port by his son, nephew and other relatives, said Zarina Khatun from Makkah.

He left for his native, Arakan State, Burma accompanied by his two sons-in-law from Saudia. But, he failed to reach his native and had gone to eternal place for ever.

He left behind his wife, sons, daughters and relatives and his followers to mourn his death.