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Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak: We All belong to Allah and to Him we Shall Return

 Dr. Kimat Gul KhatakInna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oun: (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return). We all belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. Surely, Allah takes what is His, and what He gives is His, and to all things He has appointed a time, so have patience and be rewarded.
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of:
Dr. Kimat Gul Khatak
A well respected Cardiologist in the Area.
Dr. Khatak graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Sindh in 1963 and completed his Cardiology fellowship from Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA in 1979.
An active leader in Islamic and civic organizations, one of the Founders and the First President of the Islamic Society of Western Mass.
He was also a trustee of APPNA (American Pakistani Physicians of North America.
Was a Past President and active member of Islamic Council of New England.
A very generous, friendly and Supportive person
May Allah forgive him, shower His Mercy on him and grant him a very peaceful abode in Jennah.
Make perfect his bereavement, and forgive her departed
Imam, Board and Members of Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts among mosques to remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The last day of Ramadan, the month-long fast observed by Muslims around the world, concludes Saturday, May 23, with Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.
However, the annual prayer and celebratory gatherings that mark Ramadan’s end will be reduced to a smaller scale this year as many mosques in Massachusetts elect to remain closed in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. masslive

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, Interfaith Council to hold vigil of solidarity

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Forty-nine people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers in what the prime minister called terrorism and "one of New Zealand's darkest days.”

 …“We have had an outpouring of messages of sympathy and solidarity from our neighbors and interfaith colleagues,” said Dr. Mohammed Saleem Bajwa, a Holyoke physician and society member, of the event being held in the aftermath of the Friday shootings at two New Zealand mosques that has been labeled as terrorism and that left 49 people dead. “We have planned the interfaith event because everyone wants to come and show support.” Bajwa said the center’s Friday night prayer service attracted a “relatively larger crowd” than usual. “There was a sense of surprise: ‘How could it happen?’ People expressed a lot of sadness, fear and concern,” said Bajwa of reaction to the attack that occurred during similar services in Christchurch, a city of about 400,000 on New Zealand’s South Island.
“Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki preached about peace, tolerance and respect for humanity. He led the prayers for the victims of this brutal act of killing and also prayed that justice, mercy and peace will prevail.”…more: masslive – more ISWMFaceBook