Obituary of Abdul Momin Khalifa
We are sad to announce the demise of Respected
... Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. [2:157]
Details are as follows:
Address: Maple United Cemetery 2000 Major Mackenzie Dr W, Maple, ON L6A 0A9
Dr. Khalifa sahib was the son of Khalifa Abdul Raheem sahib and Ghulam Fatima sahiba of Jammu Kashmir. He was the grandson of Hazrat Khalifa Noorudin Jamooni sahib, who was a companion of the Promised Messiah (as) and discovered the tomb of Hazrat Isa (as) in Srinagar, Kashmir. He is survived by three daughters, Fareeha Mohammad of LA Jamaat, Fareeda Khalifa of Mississauga West Jamaat, and Farah Khalifa of Mississauga West Jamaat, and one grandson, Noor Mohammad of LA Jamaat. Members are humbly requested to keep the family in their prayers.
Dr. Abdul Momin Khalifa sahib served the Ahmadiya Jamaat Canada faithfully since his arrival in Canada in 1960. He became the first President of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in 1963. Dr. Khalifa sahib settled in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia where he led the development of the first Ahmadiyya mosque, Bait-ul-Hafeez Mosque, in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was the longest serving president of the Sydney Jamaat and a long serving president and founding member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Medical Association of Canada.
As a practicing physician, he supported many Ahmadi physicians before and upon their arrival to Canada in securing residency positions and navigating the medical system. In 1961, he worked with Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglass in the launch of the first publicly funded medical insurance system in Canada. He was also active with Doctors without Borders and Humanity First in Haiti and Azad Kashmir. He was an accomplished mountaineer who climbed mountains in the Himalayas, including K2 Godwin Austin, the second highest mountain in the world. He was also an avid photographer, who loved to capture and share his travels with everyone around him.
Dr. Khalifa sahib touched all those around him with his sense of adventure, big heart, and love for life. His commitment to and support of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat, his extended family, his community, and Canadian society were honourable. May Allah the Almighty grant forgiveness to the deceased and elevate his status in Paradise, Ameen.
In Loving Memory
Abdul Momin Khalifa
1930 - 2024
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