The Muslim community in India and abroad are shocked over the
news of untimely death of the ace Indian Muslim scholar, Dr. Omar Khalidi.
Dr Khalidi, who was living in Boston
after migrating to United Sates, died in an accident November 29.
Condolence messages are pouring in
ever since the news of his death came in the media today
The American Federation of Muslims
of Indian origin (AFMI) in its condolence message
expressed its deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Omar
Dr. Khalidi had served in the past as the regional vice president of AFMI.
Indian Muslim Council-USA in a press
statement said, it mourns the untimely death of the Cambridge
based scholar Dr. Omar Khalidi and expresses its deepest
condolences to his family.
"Dr. Khalidi was a pioneer in the
field of research on Indian Muslims and Contemporary Politics. He
left behind him a monumental legacy that had a significant impact
on the political landscape of India and a multitude of people were
motivated and inspired by his work", said IMC-USA in the press
"He will be remembered for his
courage in taking on issues that others feared to tread and for
his unending passion for the pursuit of social justice in India",
Council of Indian Muslims—UK (CIM)
too has expressed deep sense of
loss and sorrow at the tragic death in a train accident of the US
based Indian Muslim scholar Dr Omar Khalidi.
CIM in a press statement described
Dr Khalidi’s death as a loss not only of Indian Muslim community
but everyone who believed in justice, fairness and impartial study
of sociological and political issues related to Muslim community
The Muslims in Hyderabad are also in
a state of shock over the news of Dr. Khalidi's death. Dr. Khalidi
was born in Hyderabad and was the son of Professor A.N.M. Khalidi,
a well known scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies at Osmania
K Mullah, a senior journalist
working with a National TV termed his death as untimely and huge
loss of the community.
Condolence messages are also coming
from Mumbai. Director of Markazul Marif, Mumbai, M Burhanuddin
Qasmi while appealing for special prayers, has termed Dr.
Khalidi's death as irreparable loss to the community.