On March 23, 1987 whilst giving a speech on the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alalhi wa sallam) a bomb, which had been planted on the stage [in a vase by a little boy as can be seen in the video of the lecture] exploded eventually leading tothe death of ‘Allaamah Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) along with 18 attendees; 114 were seriously injured. Of the death toll, nine were also scholars and teachers within the people who called to the Tawheed of Allaah (Subhanahu wa Ta’aala).
Initially ‘Allaamah Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) survived the blast and after receiving treatment at the central hospital of Lahore, he was transferred for further medical treatment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia..
He died on March 30, 1987 after spending 22 hours in a Riyadh hospital. The Noble Shaykh and Imaam of the People of Sunnah ‘Abdul-Azeez ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah Ta’ala) whilst crying, led his funeral prayer in Riyadh. It was considered one of the most historical funerals ever prayed in Riyadh that included countless scholars and students of Islamic studies , and also senior government officials from Pakistan like General Zia ul Haq, General Akhtar Abdur Rehman and Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, the foreign minister.
The funeral attendance was estimated above 3 million people, after which his body was taken to the Baqi graveyard. His body was buried next to the grave of Malik ibn Anas.
It has been narrated that whilst on the plane being transported to Saudi Arabia he said: “O Allaah I have committed many sins, O Allaah I have committed many sins, but I swear by your dhaat (essence) I never committed Shirk with you!”
Please find attached a link to the last lecture that the Shaykh in Urdu that took place on that fateful day. At the very end you will be able to hear the explosion and all the commotion that followed.
May Allaah reward the Shaykh immensely for his tireless work in calling to tawheed and warning against shirk. May Allaah reward him immensely for exposing deviant groups like the Raafidah Shia, the Brelawia, the Qadiyaaniyyah, Deobandis and other deviant sects and raise his rank in Jannah, ameen!
Click on the link below to be taken to the download page where you can either listen or download this lecture: Akhiri Takrir – ‘Allamah Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (URDU)