Khan Passes away
Khan, a prominent member of the Pakistani-American community
of the Washington, DC, area, passed away on May 12, 2005,
after braving a difficult struggle against cancer with characteristic
dignity and honor. The son of Saadullah Khan, of the Frontier
province of Pakistan, he is survived by his loving wife, Tehmina,
and children, Amina, Ali, Ali Nader, and Firas Al-Hindi; and
siblings, Aminullah, Samina, and Nadira, amongst many other
relatives and friends.
Imran Khan was born in Peshawar, Pakistan and retired from
the Pakistan Army after attaining the rank of Major. He was
a member of the 33rd Cavalry and an instructor at the Pakistan
Military Academy. President Ayub Khan awarded him the highest
attainable peacetime award, the Sitar-e-Basalat, for his valor
and courage. Imran’s valor and courage were hallmarks
throughout his entire life, and were especially evident in
the manner in which he handled his terrible illness.
After settling in McLean, Virginia, Imran Khan and his wife,
Tehmina, built a successful furniture retail business. They
were a strong team, being very active in all aspects of their
community -- hosting political fundraisers, community events,
and interfaith dialogue. They built a home which entertained
leaders from both the American political landscape and civic
community, as well as from Pakistan. All who visited were
touched by the personal warmth and hospitality they received.
Imran was a heavenly soul – he was loved by all, without
exception, an extremely rare attribute in this world. Imran
was a strong man who was motivated by love for his wife and
children. He provided the solid foundation of his family,
and ensured that his children reached the highest levels of
Describing Imran Khan is tantamount to praising him. He was
a rare individual who practiced the ideals that others aspire
to reach. His grace, honor, and dignity were accompanied by
the kindest of hearts; his presence was larger than life;
and he always had a smile for every person he met. He truly
was a great and rare soul, and all who were touched by his
warmth count themselves blessed to have known him. His gentle
presence, soft smile, and kind eyes are forever imprinted
on the memories of all who knew and loved him. And last, but
not least, was his humility, for Imran was humble, in spite
of the many blessings he received while on this earth. He
will be missed by all who crossed his path. A true gentleman.
May Allah (swt) Bless his soul, and receive him in the highest
of heavens, Insh’Allah.
Imran Khan passed away on his birthday, and Allah blessed
him with his Namaz-e-Janazza on Friday, May 13.