Tanzeel Ahmad, Lahore
Martyred on February 27, 2020

Mr Tanzeel Ahmad was myrted on 27th Feb 2020 at the age of 11.

The details of this incident is that on 27 February, the mother of Tanzeel Ahmad Butt Sahib sent him to the neighbour’s house to bring his younger sister’s [toy] doll, which she had left there. The younger sister had left the [toy] doll at the neighbour’s house the day before and Tanzeel Ahmad Butt was sent to collect it.

When the child did not return after some time, the mother went to the neighbour’s house herself. Initially, the neighbours did not open the door. After some time, when they eventually opened the door, upon enquiry, the neighbour said that he took the doll and had left. The mother of the deceased informed her husband, Aqeel Sahib, who immediately began searching for their son with the help of the local Jama’at, and also reported it to the Police. When they checked the CCTV cameras of their street, the child was seen entering the house, but not seen leaving from there. Upon this, with the help of the police, the neighbour’s house was searched, in which they found the body of the child in a trunk. The police then mentioned that the suspect’s husband had already informed them that his wife had killed the child and hid him in the trunk.

The woman, along with the son of the owner of the house, killed the young child and has now even admitted to the crime.

Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V (atba) mentioned in his Friday sermon on 06th March 2020,

“He was a young 11-year-old child who passed away on 27th February 2020, in fact, in my opinion he was a martyr. He was martyred and his body was hidden in a suitcase. Verily to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. Tanzeel Ahmad Butt was born on 20th November 2009 in Lahore and was part of the Waqf-e-Nau scheme. He was a very active member of the Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya organisation and would regularly take part in all the Jama’at programmes. He was counted amongst the intelligent students in his class and was studying in the fourth year. After his demise, his exam results were announced and he stood first in his class after attaining 729 marks out of 750. The deceased’s mother states, “Tanzeel was the most obedient out of all my children. If he ever wanted to do something, he would always seek permission from me first. If any of the neighbours or an office-bearer asked him to do something, he would immediately do it and never refuse. In fact, at times even the neighbour who killed him would get him to do some chores. He would always show obedience to her and fulfil any work she gave him. His schoolteachers and Jama’at office-bearers were all very happy with him and would always praise him. He would regularly watch programmes on MTA, especially programmes for children and the sermons. He would regularly attend the mosque for prayers. If ever his father would return from the factory very tired and would be unwilling to go to the mosque, he would persist and force him to take him to the mosque.” May Allah the Almighty grant him His nearness and grant the murderers a punishment they truly deserve. May God Almighty also grant patience and comfort to the parents.”

(Friday sermon of 06th March 2020)