27 Oct 2007/ 16 Shawwal 1428 AVM Mohammad Latif Tambra sahab

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Assalaam alaikum,

My dear father, Air Vice Marshal Mohammad Latif Tambra sahab, whom I always fondly called “DaddyJan”, took his last breath on 10th October 2007. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen. {Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." (  سورة البقرة  , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #156)}

My DaddyJan used to read The Noble Quran very fondly. He could understand Quran completely and always tried to practice it. May Allah give My DaddyJan good rewards for his noble practices, which he did during his whole life, and good rewards for all his Ibadah (worship to Allah). Ameen. 

Following are some (28) verses of The Holy Quran regarding death.  

1) O you who believe! Be not like those who disbelieve (hypocrites) and who say to their brethren when they travel through the earth or go out to fight: "If they had stayed with us, they would not have died or been killed," so that Allah may make it a cause of regret in their hearts. It is Allah that gives life and causes death. And Allah is All-Seer of what you do.  
( 
سورة آل عمران  , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #156)

 

2) And to Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And all matters go back (for decision) to Allah.  
( 
سورة آل عمران  , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #109)

 

3) (They are) the ones who said about their killed brethren while they themselves sat (at home): "If only they had listened to us, they would not have been killed." Say: "Avert death from your ownselves, if you speak the truth."  
( 
سورة آل عمران  , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #168)

 

4) Everyone shall taste death . And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).  
( 
سورة آل عمران  , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #185)

 

5) "Where-so-ever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!" (  سورة النساء  , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse

 

6) He who emigrates (from his home) in the Cause of Allah, will find on earth many dwelling places and plenty to live by. And whosoever leaves his home as an emigrant unto Allah and His Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward is then surely incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  
( 
سورة النساء  , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse

 

7) He is the Irresistible, Supreme over His slaves, and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of ones good and bad deeds) over you, until when death approaches one of you, Our Messengers (angel of death and his assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty.  
( 
سورة الأنعام  , Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse

 

8) Say (O Muhammad SAW): "O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allah – to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He); It is He Who gives life and causes death…. "  
( 
سورة الأعراف  , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #158)

 

9) Verily, Allah! Unto Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, He gives life and He causes death. And besides Allah you have neither any Walee (protector or guardian) nor any helper.  
( 
سورة التوبة  , At-Taubah, Chapter #9, Verse #116)

 

10) It is He Who gives life, and causes death, and to Him you (all) shall return.  
( 
سورة يونس  , Yunus, Chapter #10, Verse #56)

 

11) And certainly We! We it is Who give life, and cause death, and We are the Inheritors.  
( 
سورة الحجر  , Al-Hijr, Chapter #15, Verse #23)

 

12) And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (i.e. death).  
( 
سورة الحجر  , Al-Hijr, Chapter #15, Verse #99)

 

13) Everyone is going to taste death, and We shall make a trial of you with evil and with good, and to Us you will be returned.  
( 
سورة الأنبياء  , Al-Anbiya, Chapter #21, Verse #35)

 

14) And it is He Who gives life and causes death, and His is the alternation of night and day. Will you not then understand?  
( 
سورة المؤمنون  , Al-Mumenoon, Chapter #23, Verse #80)

 

15) Everyone shall taste the death. Then unto Us you shall be returned.       
( 
سورة العنكبوت  , Al-Ankaboot, Chapter #29, Verse #57)

 

16) Say: "The angel of death, who is set over you, will take your souls, then you shall be brought to your Lord."  
( 
سورة السجدة  , As-Sajda, Chapter #32, Verse #11)

 

17) It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply.  
( 
سورة الزمر  , Az-Zumar, Chapter #39, Verse #42)

 

18) He it is Who gives life and causes death. And when He decides upon a thing He says to it only: "Be!" and it is.  
( 
سورة غافر  , Ghafir, Chapter #40, Verse #68)

 

19) La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). It is He Who gives life and causes death, your Lord and the Lord of your fore-fathers.  
( 
سورة الدخان  , Ad-Dukhan, Chapter #44, Verse #8)

 

20) Verily, We it is Who give life and cause death; and to Us is the final return,
( 
سورة ق  , Qaf, Chapter #50, Verse #43)

 

21) And that it is He (Allah) Who causes death and gives life;
(
سورة النجم  , An-Najm, Chapter #53, Verse #44)

 

22) Whosoever is in the heavens and on earth begs of Him (its needs from Him). Every day He has a matter to bring forth (such as giving honour to some, disgrace to some, life to some, death to some, etc.)!  
( 
سورة الرحمن  , Al-Rahman, Chapter #55, Verse #29)

 

23) We have decreed death to you all, and We are not unable,
( 
سورة الواقعة  , Al-Waqia, Chapter #56, Verse #60)

 

24) His is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, It is He Who gives life and causes death; and He is Able to do all things.  
( 
سورة الحديد  , Al-Hadid, Chapter #57, Verse #2)

 

25) And Allah grants respite to none when his appointed time (death) comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.  
(
سورة المنافقون  , Al-Munafiqoon, Chapter #63, Verse #11)

 

26) Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;
(
سورة الملك  , Al-Mulk, Chapter #67, Verse #2)

 

27) "Until there came to us (the death) that is certain."  
(
سورة المدثر  , Al-Muddathir, Chapter #74, Verse #47)

 

28) And he (the dying person) will conclude that it was (the time) of departing (death);  
( 
سورة القيامة  , Al-Qiyama, Chapter #75, Verse #28)

 

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2 Responses to 27 Oct 2007/ 16 Shawwal 1428 AVM Mohammad Latif Tambra sahab

  1. samia2010oct says:

    Wa alaikum salaam Brother Asif, Thank you very much for taking out time to remember our father Janab AVM Muhammad Latif Tambra sahab. Pay my regards to your parents. Allah hafiz, Samia.

  2. asif says:

    assalaam u alaikum:just wanted to add here that passing away of avm tambra sahib made my parents and myself very sad. and we often re-fresh our memories of the time & week-ends spent with uncle (avm tambra sahib) & your mother at korangi creek. i still remember frame by frame, how your mother baked bread in an oven fueled by methylated-spirit, uncle, trouble-shooting "pye" or a "grundig" tv with a soldering-iron, while an lp-player played ‘she’s a lady’ by ‘tom jones’ in the background…… i loved to ride a hub-geared bi-cycle belonged to you all, which had to be removed from the store-room and tyres pumped up. back in 1974, uncle (avm tambra sahib) helped my elder brother & myself get admission in paf model school, drigh rd, khi., mr simon d’lima was principal then. during those days i was like a fourth grader, but alhamdulillah, i remember how uncle used to clean leaves of rubber-plants, maintained his sky-blue toyota-corona. i even remember once on a week-end he was having his hair-cut in the lawn sitting under a big tree, a tree we used to climb and take food along….that’s all i want to write for the moment, for i know my expression has its limitations, but all what i have written is written in good faith. my parents and i place avm tambra sahib high in our hearts. best regards,wassalaam asif shahs/o mr shabbir hussain shahislamabad

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