Lahore prayer leader breathes his last in sajdah

Youth dies in Karachi after inhaling brain-eating bacteria during ablution

By: News Desk      Published: 02:33 PM, 19 Jun, 2021
Lahore prayer leader breathes his last in sajdah
CCTV footage shows the prayer leader in sajdah while performing Sunnah prayers.

Thousands of people attended the Namaz-i-Janaza of a prayer leader in Lahore on Saturday after he breathed his last in Sajdah while offering prayers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A large number of people, including ordinary citizens, attended the funeral prayers of Maulana Umer Ibrahim, a prayer leader at Jamia Mosque in X-Block Phase-III of Defence, Lahore, who had died yesterday in the state of sajdah while offering Sunnah before Friday prayers, at Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore.

Maulana Hafiz Ajwad Ubaid led the prayers while the deceased was later buried at Sher Shah graveyard in Ichhra.

CCTV camera footage shows that when Maulana Umar did not rise from sajdah for a considerable period of time, it made the faithful worried.

Later, when they walked up to him to know the reason for such a prolonged sajdah, they found him dead.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) local leader Afif Siddiqui, Maulana Qari Arshad Ubaid, Maulana Dr. Shahid Owais Naqshbandi, Maulana Bilal Ashraf, Mufti Shahid Ubaid, Maulana Owais Arshad, Maulana Sufi Abdur Rehman, Maulana Mujeebur Rehman Inqilabi, Maulana Zubair Hassan, Maulana Hafiz Asad Ubaidur Rehman, Maulana Qari Saeed Ahmed, Maulan Fayyazuddin Chitrali, Maulana Ibrar Ahmed Toor, Maulana Hameedur Rehman, Maulana Shahid Mushtaq, Maulana Noman Asghar, Maulana Zaheer Azam, Maulana Tahir Advocate, Maulana Abdur Rehman and students studying at Jamia Ashrafia offered the funeral prayers of Maulana Umer Ibrahim.

Body of the prayer leader.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man died from a brain-eating bacteria, naegleria, in Karachi on Saturday.

It is important to note that samples of water taken from the place where Muhammad Ali, the deceased, resident of Quaidabad area of the provincial capital, had performed ablution (Wuddu) for the last time were also found to be the carriers of the bacteria.

Experts say that the bacteria, which is found in water, enters a person’s brain through his nose.

The deceased had performed his last ablution at Cantonment Station’s mosque.