Association of Mombasa
mourning Dr. Bilqis Hassan
AND GENEROUS PERSON WHO TREATED
HER many PATIENTS WITH CARE AND LOVE
- - Dr. Bilqis Hassan,
brave and devoted wife of a brave and devoted husband, died peacefully
on Friday 18th July 2008 at the age of 85 years.
her full time job as a busy medical practitioner, she has
been a great social worker.
Bilqis Hassan was born in Punjab Province of Pakistan,
qualified as a Doctor of Medicine in 1954.
year she married Professional Hunter Syed Ikram-ul-Hassan,
son of prominent Provincial Veterinarian, the post held by
first Asian Veterinarian doctor during the British era.
her marriage she moved to Mombasa with her husband and
established her own medical practice.
was a friendly, gentle and generous person who treated her
patients with care, love and in many cases on humanitarian
- - Dr.
Bilqis Hassan -
'A Legend In Her Lifetime'.
Bilqis Hassan was a committed member of the Muslim Association of
Mombasa who strictly adhered to the principle and ethics of the
Dr. Bilqis Hassan and her late husband Ikram-ul-Hassan served the
Muslim Association of Mombasa with total dedication, loyalty and
driving force that constantly helped and assisted Ikram-ul-Hassan
during his chairmanship, in his ceaseless effort to serve the
community was none other than his wife.
Bilqis Hassan in her own right was a philanthropist, a great
personality and a highly charitable person.
personally known this great couple since my childhood and have always
cherished our family relationship with them.
entire membership of the Muslim Association of Mombasa is grateful for
all the work done by Dr. Bilqis Hassan, hand in hand with her late
husband and continued to serve the Association and the community with
the same spirit and vigour till her death.
role she played in alleviating the suffering and illness amongst the
many Mombasa residents without financial greed speaks for itself.
was highly respected as prime Muslim lady amongst the membership of
the Muslim Association of Mombasa for her dedication, devotion and
Sheikh (Alan), my father is a close friend of the Hassan family and
has been a great supporter and admirer of both Aunty Bilqis and Uncle
Ikram, and because of his experience and involvement in numerous
charitable organizations he constantly provided them guidance and
advise on matters appertaining to the Muslim Association of Mombasa.
return from USA, Ramzan Sheikh, Vice Chairman of the Association,
organized a special function "Sham-e-Bilqis," in recognition
of the unselfish services rendered to the Association and the
community by Dr. Bilqis Hassan, the most senior and most active lady
member of the Muslim Association of Mombasa and paid tributes to our
was such a friendly, kind and humble personality that almost all the
communities respected and loved her.
her husband, she became a legend in the Muslim Association of Mombasa
for her services, contributions and efforts to keep the Association
united and to serve humanity.
many members, the death of Dr. Bilqis Hassan marks the end of an era.
half a century, she served the community with caring spirit, intense
dedication and fraternal excellence will be long remembered and deeply
survived by her only son Ali Ishrat, who resides in the United
Kingdom, but both Ishrat and his loving wife Nahid devoted their
entire life to serve their mother and both inspite of their numerous
commitments back in the UK, have been taking turns to be with their
Mom, Dr. Bilqis Hassan.
remarkable gesture of love and respect for their ageing mother.
suppose a true Islamic upbringing seems to draw their moral
commodity in today's world of materialism.
Allah (SWT) rest her soul in eternal peace.