Sister Latifa Ilyas was among the pioneers of Baltimore Jamaat. Born on December 31st, 1938, she converted to Islam/Ahmadiyyat during her teens. She served the Baltimore Lajna in various capacities over the years. She was the first one to come to the mosque, on foot, during Ramadan and was ever ready to roll up her sleeves to keep Allah’s house clean. Sometimes after the Friday prayers, she would prepare free hot dogs for the homeless and needy. Whenever Khalifatul Masih visited USA, sister Latifa would typically serve on the security team for Hazrat Apa Jan. Her love for Islam/Ahmadiyyat was exceptional and her devotion to Khilafat was beyond reproach.Today, it feels like the Baltimore Jamaat has lost a mother figure. May her soul rest in peace and may Allah grant her an elevated status in Janat-ul-Firdous. Ameen.
Wednesday March 12th @ 4406 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore, MD
- 10:00 -11:00 am – Family time
- 11:00 – 12:55 pm -Viewing for Jamaat members
- 1:00 pm – Zuhr and Funeral prayers
- 1:20 pm – Leave for burial
- 2:00 pm – Burial at Lake View Memorial Park 2724 Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD
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