Alhamdulillah got to visit Raza Saleem Bhais grave today and pray there. Today I will share my story and relationship with Raza Saleem bhai, one of the most inspiring Ahmadis I have ever known and one who had utmost love for Khilafat. All Ahmadis love Khilafat, however to have the Khalifa love you? Now that is something we all dream of! Raza Saleem Bhai not only loved Khilafat, but Hadhur (aba) also loved him dearly. -
On September 16, 2016 Hadhur (aba) gave an entire Khutba called : "Raza Saleem : A Model Youth". This sermon was full of praise for brother Raza Saleem and teaches all youth how to attain a perfect life. Before I explain my story I will share some points from the khutba.
Raza Saleem bhai can be described in the following way:
"Humility, amiability, sensitivity for the honour of Islam, love for Khilafat, hospitality, and caring for others" (One a few of his countless amazing qualities)
Our beloved Khalifa explained that every soul has to leave one day and nothing lasts forever. Some deaths leave a lot of people in sorrow and when the person is young, it increases the pain and sorrow. However, Allah has Taught us to Always submit to Him and pray "To Allah we Belong and to him We Return" Raza Saleem Bhai passed away at the age of 20 years. -
His mother stated: "He was my beloved son, but the one Who has taken him is more Beloved" Both his parents handled this trial in an amazing manner. Our beloved Khalifa was in Germany and stated that he could remember the face of Raza Saleem and prayed for him. He was a very dear young man. Hadhur explained that love of Khilafat shone from his eyes and that originally Hadhur (aba) thought he was more interested in sports and would have an ordinary level of devotion but that he had proved Hadhur wrong and turned out to be excellent in his studies, despite his interest in sports. He had a lot of passion to defend Khilafat and Islam and all who ever wrote about him listed his humility and love for Khilafat.