Let the memory of Ustadh Naim be with us forever
  • 49 years old
  • Born on July 6, 1968 .
  • Passed away on May 29, 2018 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ustadh Naim Ismail 49 years old, born on July 6, 1968 and passed away on May 28, 2018. He was committed to family, served humanity and devoted to God.  "A generous, happy, uplifting, honest person."  "Always smiling and being thankful to his Lord."  We will remember him forever.

Posted by Thir Khan on July 6, 2018
Dearest Ustaad
"You will be with those whom you love." (Narrated by Anas - al-Buhkhari 5.37)
Ustaad joined of Aashiq Al Rasul solely for his love for his Deen, his Lord and the Prophet (swt), the above hadith says it all.
Whenever Ustaad returned from Dubai he would bring us his smile and a gift, building that love and we all looked forward seeing him. Ustaad always bought something unique to the band, he will be dearly missed by his brothers having touched many hearts. May Allah swt give strength and sabr to your loved ones And may you be with those you love.
Thir Khan
Posted by Hamza Ismail on June 8, 2018
If you talk about my dad then I will talk about the greatest thing I have lost Hamza Naim Hasson Ismail
Posted by Inshan Ali on June 1, 2018
Dearest Brother and Ustad
I must say Alhamdulillah that you are one of the special chosen ones who Allāh have favored to return to him in this beautiful and blessed month of Ramadan. May Allāh make your entry into the next journey of life and make your transition an easy and comfortable one. I pray that Allāh give you a restful sleep and may the breeze of Jannah blow into your qabar and may it be like that of a beautiful garden of Jannah. May you be amongst the shade of Allāh when there be no other shade on the day of judgement. May you be raised amongst the believers and may you enter Jannah tul Firdous
May your loved ones gain ease and comfort in their time of such grief and may you all be united in Jannah ameen
We are all spiritual beings having a human experience and as such it’s time to continue your journey back to your beloved Allāh . So return o beautiful soul to your Rubb pleasing HIM and being well pleased. You were a beautiful blessed soul and A beautiful Jannah awaits you.
Posted by Alim Ali on June 1, 2018
Hearing about Ustadh Naim’s return to God in such a sudden manner brought me deep sorrow. On reflection we all pray for a good ending, without long term suffering and being dependent on others for care, to depart in a blessed moment. Alhamdulillah Ustadh became of the elect, having been taken at a moment when he was fulfilling his duty to family and community, in the blessed month of fasting (Ramadan). For this we offer thanks and praise to our Lord.
In my interactions with Ustadh he disposed a calm, committed thoughtfulness to service to others. He sought to make matters easy for others even if it brought him hardship. Ustadh delighted many with his drumming (darbuka) skills. In these moments he hardly ever manifested outwardly the joy being experienced inwardly being focused on ensuring the beats being produced by his skilled hands are keeping the required rhythm.  In the end with a job well done you could detect a bit of a smile. 
May Allah receive him with a grand reception, overlook his shortcomings and save him from the hardship in the afterlife, secure him with those predeceased loved ones. May he and us be raised up in the ummah of Prophet Muhammad (saws), may God grant our beloved Prophet (saws) permission to intercede and plea for his ummah for God’s mercy. May God accept it and grant Ustadh and us eternal bliss among the righteous souls. Ameen
Our condolences to all his loved ones, the loss is temporary, we look forward to a grand reunion.
Posted by Julie Seaborne on June 1, 2018
I would like to say to Ustadh Naim's wife that she must be proud that her husband touched the lives of so many. That true love lives forever even beyond the grave. Her husband has moved to a different dimension but his love will abide in her heart forever. Few events in life are as painful as losing a partner and that she should give herself as much time and compassion as she would a friend in the same position and to remember that there is no time limit on grief. Through my prayers I am sending her comfort, courage and love to help soothe her heart x
Posted by Imad Rajraji on June 1, 2018
My Dear Brother Naim, rest in peace my friend, I am lost for words as I feel I could write a book about you and our sweet experiences we shared, our laughs, our complicity when whilst on stage together competing through our drumming and always with a smile.
SubhanAllah, it still feels unreal but Allah has wanted you back to HIM in this blessed month of Ramadan and that proves what kind of man you are, a man of Allah. Alhamdulilah you are a Shaheed inchaAllah and inchaAllah your destiny in the Akhira can only be paradise of the highest level, please remember us when you come and see you in the world of the unseen.
Ya Allah bless Ustadh Naim and give patience and strength to his family on this difficult time.
You will be missed and our prayers will be always with us, Allahi Rahmek . El Fatiha. Amin.
Imad El Maghrebi
Posted by Sheraz Yaqub on June 1, 2018
Dear Ustaad
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared your love.
You are leaving behind a legacy of people who have benefited from you over the years in personal and professional capacities.
You have left a gap here in this world and are filling a gap in the hereafter where we will meet again. May Allah almighty grant you a safe journey back to him and in the presence of our beloved Muhammad (saw)
Miss you always 
Sheraz Yaqub
Aashiq al Rasul Nasheed Group
Posted by Tariq Aslam on June 1, 2018
Ustad Naim, may Allah bless him and shower him with an abundance of His Rahmat , may He wrap Ustad in His love and dress him with His precious gifts and accept him to be amongst those that are close to Him.

I have enjoyed Ustads company and always felt more enriched for sharing those brief moments. He has always been the calm voice of sincerity and thought. He had tremendous faith and love for Allah and His prophet , Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him. May Allah reward him and forgive him for any transgressions , errors or mistakes.

Ustad was an inspiration and wanted people to be happy and invited all people to be so through devotion, through song and through living life in a joyful , sincere way and reminding us of being grateful to the One who gives us life.
He had a warm, friendly and generous demeanor always ready to give to anyone that needed help, may his generosity be repaid many fold .

He was a family man and worked tirelessly to nurture and provide for them in all 'jize' ways , may Allah make it easy for them and give peace in this difficult time.

He was talented in many ways , but his search for the Truth ,for Allah to be pleased with him , inherited him knowledge that was a joy to delve into, explore , question and learn from, may Allah be pleased with him.

AAR will miss this man , this brother of beauty , know that he has enriched many lives , touched many hearts - of which mine is but one.

Ya Allah grant him closeness

Al Fathiah ...

Tariq A.
Posted by Kamran Ellahi on June 1, 2018
Dear Ustaad
May Allah Almighty bless you with endless peace. You were always so kind and generous. You will be sadly missed by all your brothers in AAR.
Posted by Arshad Mahmood on May 31, 2018
May Allah swt bless the brother with jannah Al firdous and forgive his shortcomings during his life and give sabr and himat to the family and friends and all those who knew him
Posted by Aashiq Al Rasul on May 31, 2018
My dearest teacher, brother, friend and companion, you have gone before us. Departed to the world of the unseen, to the eternal life of bliss and grace.

We pray that Allah The Almighty showers His endless blessings upon you and grants all your family and friends patience through their loss.

You have left a deep void which can never be filled and we will be remembering you always.


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