Aziz Khaki, We missed you
to a friend
Late 1997 I met with Brother Aziz Khaki at one of the function that he organized for the community. Soon after we became friends and I found in him a person who loved all people and treated them equally. He invited me to his office in downtown Vancouver where he introduced me to the Committee for Racial Justice and I became member of the Executive Committee. Br. Aziz ( Rahimahu Allah ) was very keen to have representative from each of the B.C. diverse community. His office was not only a place for meetings but an office for people with personal issues or complains and for those looking for justice. Many knocked his door asking for help mostly to bring to Canada a spouse or family members from their country of origin. He was very diplomatic in his approach and knew how to address those issues with the authorities. Today, many people remember him for his sincere and devoted service to everyone without exception. His satisfaction was only a smile on the face of whom he helped. In some cases where he could not help he did not hesitate to explaining why.
Br. Aziz was known for his positive attitude whenever he started a speech, comments or even questions at a people gathering. Many loved him for his positive attitude and for taking the extra mile to help those in need. He hardly put any body down even those were on the opposite side of the platform. His firm and honest views brought him respect from both communities and authorities. He was the link between the new Arab students at the Justice Institute and the Muslim community of B.C. He used to organize gathering where authorities, students and the Muslim leaders meet and social together.
Br. M. Awan and I were the last to visit with him at the caring place. We agreed upon his wish to pick him up the day of Friday and take him to pray at Richmond Masjid where he could meet the friends that he missed so much. Unfortunately, thirty hours later his soul depart to Heaven and he did not last to pray that Friday or say goodbye to his friends. His wish was not met even after he passed away. and I feel so sorry for being unable to honor his request.
For all what he did and what he said I salute br. Aziz and ask Almighty Allah (SWT) to place him in Jannat Al-Na’eem. Amen