Dr Khurshid Khan, former National President of the Islamic Circle of North America ( ICNA) Feb 22, 2019
Ina Lillahi wa Ina Ilaihi Rajoon , Dr Khurshid Khan, former National President of the Islamic Circle of North America ( ICNA) has returned to his Lord.
JANAZA Prayer was be held TODAY Friday, February 22nd, 2019,
At 1:00 pm, in Masjid Bilal of Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.
He was a beautiful wise humble servant of Allah SWT and a dear teacher and a brother, May Allah SWT Shower him with His Mercy, Forgive any shortcomings and Place him in Highest of Jannah
I (Essam Omeish) was blessed to be the president of MAS when he was the Ameer of ICNA. We met many times and were on stages together, I have always had the warmest affinity to his purity, humbleness and towering spirit.
He would call just to check on his younger brother and would send the warmest messages.
He was a man of deep spirituality and a worker of immeasurable devotion.
He belonged to where he returned, with the Grace of Allah SWT in the Fridous Alalaa. Ameeen – Essam Omeish
I Omer Sulieman am Heartbroken at the death of a humble pioneer. Dr. Khurshid Khan, the former Ameer of ICNA and lifetime Islamic worker, passed away tonight in New York. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. He meant so much to this community, yet mainly worked behind the scenes.
I remember when I gave the most difficult lecture of my life about my mother (may Allah have mercy on her) at ICNA. Dr. Khurshid, the President at the time, saw me backstage in tears and came and hugged me and cried with me, then gave me some of the most meaningful advice I had ever received.
He was always humble, and always looking after young Islamic workers. I always felt a great sense of affection and admiration for him. These are the people you don’t hear much about that do incredible grassroots work.
May Allah have mercy on him and raise his rank in the eternal gardens. Ameen Omer Suleman
By Samir Abo Essa– Dr. Khurshid Khan, former president of ICNA (2005-2008) passed away today in New York.
He was an educator by profession and after receiving his Ph.D, from University of California, he dedicated his life for the development of Islamic Schools in the US. He helped start many schools throughout the country and especially in New York and New Jersey. He was a firm believer in the idea of Islamic schools where Muslim children would not only get the best education but also would be trained to be role models for the society.
He was among the founders of Islamic Center of Flushing, New York and also helped in establishing many other Islamic Centers in New York City. He served as member of ICNA central Shura and ICNA New York Shura for many years.
He was a very loving, kind, generous and caring person and was always thirsty for knowledge.
His janazah prayer will be held on Friday, February 22, at 1:00 PM at Masjid Bilal in Farmingdale, Long Island, New York.