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Renowned Muslim scholar Dr. Muqtada Azhari dies

Monday, November 02, 2009 02:46:56 PM, Staff Reporter

Malegaon: Renowned Muslim scholar from India Dr. Muqtada Hasan Azhari dies early on Friday morning in Kanpur.


"Dr. Azhari was ailing and was shifted to BATRA Hospital in New Delhi few weeks ago. On Thursday October 29 in the afternoon, doctors gave up any hope of his survival and advised the relatives to shift him from the hospital. En-route to his hometown Maunath Bhanjan in Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Azhari breathed his last in Kanpur", said the family sources.


Dr. Azhari was suffering form stomach cancer.


Born August 1939 at Maunath Bhanjan in Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Muqtada Hasan Azhari was regarded with high esteem by his contemporaries.


Author of many books and Editor of many journals, Dr. Azhari during his entire life was regarded as a respected teacher, acclaimed author and well sought-after speaker. Besides authoring many books, Dr. Azhari was considered as one of the most requested persons for writing the prefaces for other writers.


A graduate from Jamia Azhar at the Egyptian capital Cairo, Dr. Azhari had attained his early education at his native place. After completing his education in Arabic Literature at Al Azhar, Dr. Azhari joined Jamia Salafia in Banaras as a teacher. Simultaneously, he pursued his doctorate from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).


At Jamia Salafaia besides regular academic activities, he headed Idartaul Bahoos ul Ilmia - Jamia Salfia's publishing house and personally monitored publication of hundreds of books in Arabic and Urdu.


As recognition to his splendid work for the Arabic Literature, Dr. Azhari was awarded by the President of India in 1992.


A permanent member of many organisations, Dr. Azhari was part of the Jamiat Ahle Hadees Governing Body, former court member of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), member of Rabta Al Adabe Islami and member of Muslim Personal Law Board (MPLB). He was also one of the members of Majlis Aala al Aalami lil Masajid - part of Muslim World League that takes care of renovation of the mosque all across the globe.


Dr. Azhari was 70 and is left behind by wife, two sons and a daughter. While his eldest son Salman is working in abroad, his second son Dr. Fauzan is professor at Jamia Millia in New Delhi.


Meanwhile after his death on Friday October 30, 2009, condolence messages are pouring in from various quarters of the country. "Dr. Azhari was one of the most respected member of Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind. His departure is irreparable loss for the Jamiat", said the Jamiat Ahle Hadees press release while condoling the death of this great scholar.


"He was undoubtedly one of the most learned and qualified living scholars in India. His contribution for education, the Arabic literature and other literary works are acclaimed not only in the country but also all around the globe", said Dr. Iqbal Biskohri - a teacher at Jamia Mohammadia Mansoora in Malegaon who had closely worked with Dr. Azhari.








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