Statement on the passing away of Pir Atiq-ur-Rehman Faizpuri (RA)

Allah’s name I begin with, the utmost Kind, the ever Merciful.


– Shaykh al-Tariqah of an esteemed Khanqah (Dhangri Sharif) in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, Shaykh Pir Muhammad Atiq-ur-Rehman Faizpuri (ra), has departed to his Lord.

“Indeed we are for Allah, and to Him we are return.”

As regards custodianship and patronage of the Ahl al-Sunnah in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, the services and contributions of Pir Muhammad Atiq-ur-Rehman Faizpuri (ra) are profoundly manifest. He effectively and tirelessly represented the Ahl al-Sunnah in religious and political fields through his magnificent oration, benevolent conduct and superb organisation.

He was a beautiful symbol of the pious predecessors and the illustrious shaykhs of Dhangri Sharif in terms of his simplicity, pleasant temperament and faithful dignity. Even in this tragic age of division and self-interest, the scholars, shaykhs and people of the Ahl al-Sunnah in Azad Kashmir acknowledged his leadership. Not merely in Azad Kashmir, but in the religious and political circles of Pakistan as well as in the religious circles of Britain, he was highly respected and honoured.

If the present condition of my health had allowed, I would have most certainly tried to travel and participate in his funeral prayer taking place tomorrow. May Allah accept his great and elevated services and bless him with a high station in Paradise. Amin.

Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada
Founder and Principal of Jamia Al-Karam
18 March 2018