Bio-data for the
Maryam Noor Beig & Zahra Noor Beig
Muhammad Anver Beig was an extraordinary
man, a man whose devotion to his family was always clearly evident. He was
gentle, patient, affectionate, and eloquent. His service and dedication to
Muslim causes in Suffolk County, and indeed through the country is testified
to by the numerous projects he initiated and supported over the years.
Amritsar, India, he migrated as a child to Lahore, Pakistan after the 1947
partition that created India and Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate
and law degrees at Punjab University and received a gold medal for being the
most distinguished student in his class. A lawyer by training, he came to
the U.S. in 1972 where he pursued business as his line of work, while on the
side he showed his dedication to the mission of sharing with humanity the
one thing which he loved most: his faith, Islam.
man to sit idly, he quickly connected with other local Muslims soon after
his arrival in the U.S. and joined the Queens-based Islamic Circle of North
America, an organization he supported financially while participating in
many of its campaigns and efforts. His time and efforts were also spent in
personally and financially serving the Muslim communities in Bay Shore,
Selden, Valley Stream, Westbury, and other areas in the city and beyond.
Throughout his life, his family recalls endearingly, it was rare to find him
without a book, newspaper, or magazine in his hands. He'd always be reading
and reflecting not just on religion and the purpose of his life, but also on
politics, the economy, and social issues. He was a true ambassador of
1999-2001, he ran his own TV show entitled 'Window to Islam' which reached
viewers in the NY tri-state area. His most ambitious project and indeed the
one thing he's remembered most for was his launch, in 2001, of "Mirror
International", a newspaper created and developed to fill the void of
reliable media sources for Muslims in America. At its peak, Mirror
International prided itself on reaching over 2,000 mosques and homes in over
200 cities across the United States. The list of his many contributions can
go on and on.
after a long two-year battle with cancer, Beig died in the company of family
on April 13th of 2005. He left a widow, six children, and six
grandchildren. His wife has become a proud grandmother to four addition
bundles of joy since.
certainly been missed for his tireless efforts in furthering the cause of
the Muslim community on Long Island, which were never for personal gain or
fame. He is missed for his extraordinary enthusiasm he brought to any
project he undertook. He is missed for his love of knowledge, for motivating
others by his example, and for his support of the youth, who remember him
still for his encouraging nature. He is missed by family and friends alike.
Over 1,500 people attended his funeral prayer at the Muslim Center of Long
Island in Bay Shore on April 14, 2005.
Indeed it's rare to find an individual with a
personality of such a high caliber. It is certain, therefore, that Beig
will be remembered for a long time to come.
full size picture of the plaque
Speech at the time of
receiving the plaque on behalf of...
Muhammad Anver Beig
on 21st November
2008 at H. Lee Dennison Building Plaza, Houppauge, NY
Fatimah Noor Beig
& Zahra Noor Beig
is a great privilege and honor to accept this award on behalf of our father,
Muhammad Anver Beig.
Everyone who knew and loved
our father testify that he was an extraordinary man who exhibited an
enormous amount of selflessness, compassion, gratitude and patience.
He was an avid learner, and an
intellectual man who was a deeply committed and passionate community
activist. He instilled within us a the same desire to be involved in our own
One of his amazing qualities
was that he never wanted recognition for anything while he was alive but
rather always thanked Allah and attributed any of his accomplishments to
May Allah reward him immensely
and may this award be a means for others to learn about him and be inspired
and encouraged by his story.
Please keep our family in your
prayers. May Allah help us to follow in our father's footsteps. Thank you
very much for this honor. Jazak Allahu Khair.
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Fatimah Noor Beig is the YM Leader of the Year, 2005.
Read her interview at YM site.
Thanks to be
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to
the success of the tributes paid to them.
Muhammad Anver Beig
(Died on April 13, 2005)
Grave Marker of Anver Beig
The dread of something
after death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourn. No traveler returns.
"To fear death, is only to think ourselves
wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not
know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that
can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was
the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of
thinking that we know what we do not know?"
He was truly an
amazing person, always giving the right advice, doing things for others,
respecting elders, and showing love to his children. One amazing talent he
had was in keeping the family together. For instance, every now and then, he
would have a family gathering just to keep the family close together. He
loved his mother very much and all he wanted was for her to sit in front of
him. He would then lovingly say to her, “This is my Hajj.”
(Rehana Kausar Beig-
The most influential person to touch my life holistically from within and
out. His handsome, ever-smiling face brought an amazing aura of brightness
in his beautiful eyes. He was a very soft spoken and humble man who was a
role model to everyone's lives he touched. A man of many qualities that
showed his nurturing side.
(Ayesha Baig- daughter)
‘To Him do we
belong, and to Him shall we return,’ [2:156]
Reflecting back at the time I shared with my beloved father, I can only
remember his immense strength, patience, and Imaan. His passion for Islam,
his unsurpassed courage, trust and fear of Allah are qualities that
certainly defined his personality.
(M. Umar Farooq Beig-
He was such a
good role model for them, as well as all the other people he met. He always
made du'aa for all of the Muslim youth to stay strong in Iman and Islam. He
used to say that our boys and girls are lighthouses, to guide people to
Islam in the future.
(Nighat Fahim- sister)
Maamu, you have planted the roots in America and from those roots came the
tree branches which we are. By looking at these branches it appears that you
planted a good seed. I am honored to be related to someone like you. You
have been labeled a self-made “God Father” like individual. However, with
your self making I never saw selfishness. You have made all of us become
better people in society financially, economically, and most importantly,
As a pious, sympathetic, lenient, devoted, soft-hearted and well-mannered
person, he was the ideal of hundreds. He was an unseen helping hand to many
orphans, widows, students, patients, and needy persons. He was always
willing to help poor parents to marry their daughters and never claimed
appreciation in this respect. He was constantly respectful and attentive to
everyone – young to old. As he was soft-spoken by nature, he successfully
handled every situation wisely and tactfully. He loves reading books. His
only request (and wish) to have something from Pakistan was Islamic books
and Qura’an sets with English translation.
(M. Ajmal Beig Naz- cousin)
Such people are
shining examples for generations to come. We should share his example with
others who did not know him and especially to the new generations of Muslims
so they can get inspiration from his life and works.
(Dr. Mohammad Yunus-
His strong faith in God and the
obvious love of his family certainly got him through his ordeal. Heaven
surely has another angel now.
(Karen Olivers, RN- Oncology Clinic)
Mr. Beig was a very gentle man
with a gentle heart. He was always appreciative of what we did and never
complained even when he was having pain. I could see the love he had for his
wife and children. It was my pleasure to serve him and take care of Mr.
Beig. I know for sure he is in a much better place.
(Iris- Oncology Clinic)
My heart-felt thanks to all those who sent
their tributes to share on these pages. Jazak Allah!
If you wish to contribute
your tribute on these pages,
Many thanks to the management of "Weekly Mirror" for their mammoth support
in completing these pages.
Founded by M. Anver Beig
Candles of Islam
Mathematics of Qura'n
Medicine of Qura'n
Signs of Qiyamat
Call of Death
Islamic Miraculous Pictures
page is dedicated to
"Big Brother" - M. Anver Beig
New York, USA.
humble presentation by
Muhammad Ajmal Beig Naz
(4th in male cousin line)
July 10, 2014