Majlis postponed today, fresh date to be announced later
Srinagar: Born on 30th June 1930 at Mohalla Ashapeer in apple town Sopore, Ahad Bab rejected the comforts, luxuries and activities of this world long ago, in 1950.
Ahad was married to Hajah Begum, who died in 1979, and since then, Ahad Bab renounced this world including home and family. His mother-in-law Saja Begum took care of his two children.
Ahad Bab in his early childhood was admitted to a local school, which he described as a ‘Zabardasti School’. He continued with his formal education only up to Class 3.
At the age of 20 years, in the year 1950, Ahad Bab was appointed to the Kashmir Police. But he relinquished the job after sometime.
His grandfather, Peer Hidayatulla, and his father Peer Mohd Ahsan were pious worshippers of Allah who were held in high esteem in society.
His son, Dr Mushtaq Ah Peer, retired as BVO, while his daughter Shariefa Bano died at a young age immediately after her marriage in 1995.
At the age of 27 in 1957, Ahad Bab had submitted himself completely to Allah. He made sincere atonement to Allah and resolved to return, or ‘make conversion’, from the world to Him.
This strong faith made him pray in isolation to Allah during nights.
Many noted scholars of Kashmir and devoted worshippers of Allah testify that Ahad Bab would worship during nights and people never knew about it. One of these scholars found that during his Itikaf (Communion with Allah) period in Kahaja Gilgit Mosque of Sopore in 1975, Ahad Bab would come during nights to his mosque and recite Quran and educate himself of the teachings of the Holy Quran.
On the 26th of July 2010, Ahad Bab left for the heavenly abode at the age of 80 years.