Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:28 am Post subject: Lady Ali Shah
In his memoir (page 270), Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah describes the final moments of her mother as:
"A few minutes after I reached her bedside, her eyes opened and she recognized me. Then in the way that all true Muslims would ask, who seek to follow the Prophet's example and attain a safe and quiet journey from the midst of the living, she achieved peace and happiness and that final "Companionship-on-High" for which we all yearn. In accordance with Ismaili tradition I did not accompany her body to its last resting place, but certain nephews and cousins laid her lovingly beside my father, and they were - as she had and ardently desired - finally reunited."
My question is: What in our tradition would preclude Imam from accompanying her to her last resting place? Any thoughts..
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