An 80 year old man passed away at Glasgow Central Mosque on Thursday morning.
Emergency services rushed to the mosque at around 3.40am after reports of an incident. Police later confirmed the death of an 80-year-old man.
The mosque took to Facebook to pay their respects.
“In the early hours of this morning, an elderly member of our congregation, Mohammed Yusuf, was found in the Mosque, having passed away. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ To Allah we belong and to Allah we return
“May Allah (swt) grant him a high place in Jannat Al Firdous (heaven) and the family sabr (patience) during this extremely difficult time.
“We thank the emergency services for their prompt response and handling of the incident. Police Scotland have confirmed that the circumstances of our dear Mr Yusuf’s passing aren’t suspicious.
“We request the family be given time and space to come to terms with their loss. Any press enquires should be directed to Police Scotland in the first instance.”
The mosque later announced that Mohammed Yusuf, the husband of Sekina Bibi, the father of Faisal, Afzal and Nazia, “returned to the mercy of Allah (SWT).”
The janazah took place on Friday after Jummah prayers and the burial took place at the old Cathcart Cemetery.
In an interview with the Daily Record, fellow mosque goer Mohammad Asif said Mohammed Yusuf was a “humble and kind” person who was at the mosque preparing for fair prayers when he passed away.
He told the Record: “He was a very nice, kind man who was a regular goer to the mosque. He was always there for every congregation prayer. He passed away doing what he loved and pleasing his Lord by praying.
“There is some comfort in that he passed away at the mosque as he was serving his Lord. Being Muslim, we believe in the next life which is never-ending and he was there praying, trying to achieve that.
“The Scottish Ambulance Service responded very quickly which is really good but sadly he had died.
“The elders are very respected in the mosque and the community. It’s a sad day for the community but he died while serving his God, which is very comforting.”
Meanwhile, a police statement said: “At about 3.40am on Thursday, police received reports of an 80-year-old man’s body being found inside the Central Mosque.
“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course to establish the cause of death. The death is not currently being treated as suspicious.”