Obituary | The Hardest Goodbye 

“WE surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”

13th March was the day when our beloved father bid a goodbye to this world. I still remember the day as if it happened just moments ago. Today, yet again, I am remembering him and sharing a bit of our pain with you all . They say, “Let's take a walk. You can show me some of your memories and I'll show you some of mine.``

We call our father “Daediya” or “Daddy”. Daediya was the most wonderful person. I don’t say it because he was my father but he was truly an exemplary human being.

He was never the one with unnecessary lectures on good behaviour. However, he showed us how to be a good person in this world and ensured how that was necessary for the hereafter.

Daddy would never argue for the heck of it. He would listen patiently and arrive at a fair conclusion. He had a great vision. He could actually see the future of a person just by talking to them.

He was extremely friendly and was loved by all his acquaintances. He braved a kind hearted and a humble soul. A humility that was unmatched. Always grateful — sporting a smile through pain. He was a great host and would treat all equally. I remember him ensuring food to the drivers who accompanied his friends on Dawats. He was so humble & kind with every person in his life be it the helpers at home or in his office. Daddy was kind to animals also. He would make sure  he fed the birds everyday and would always have some bread for the street dogs too.

Watching him treat all equally has inspired me to this day. It has taught me to value all.

In his behaviour, he was unparalleled. He would never complain that the food wasn’t good. He would make us trust the process of living and teach us, “whatever happens, happens for the best”. I remember during his last days in this world he said to me, “Let’s see what Allah will do, you don’t worry”. His trust in Allah was so strong I never saw Him doubting any situation of his. He was always thankful to Almighty.

He was a trustworthy companion to his friends, perhaps that’s why he managed to make friends around the globe. Daddy’s friends were from many parts of the world , his friends were Entrepreneurs from MNCs, Business men from local and international levels, Judges , lawyers, Policemen (DIGs , SSPs ), Doctors , Engineers , Islamic Scholars , Teachers , professors etc. Many of daddy’s friends are still in touch with us and miss him equally as we do. l’m grateful for their support and will always be.

Daddy was an intelligent person and was interested in world politics. He also loved sports; Cricket and Football were his favorites.

Daddy, I don’t know if by writing the above article, if I could do justice to my feelings. But I know for sure, in simple words, We all miss you — every single second of our existence and we always pray for your Magfirath.

We all are proud of you, for giving us the best life, giving us the freedom to live and always believing in us.
Praying for your Magfirath and thanks for being in our lives.

I’m proud to be Nusrat Badyari, the daughter of the great Haji Ali Mohammad Badyari

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