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Islamic scholar, educationist Mufti Azhari passes away

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Srinagar: Eminent Islamic scholar and educationist Mufti Abdul Gani Azhari passed away on Thursday.

Mufti Azhari was also a former head of the Department of Arabic at the University of Kashmir.

Several academics, politicians and others expressed their condolences on the demise of Prof. Abdul Ghani Al-Azhari.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof Nilofer Khan in a condolence message, expressed her heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family and conveyed her condolences on behalf of the teaching, non-teaching and student fraternity of the university.

Officiating VC, Prof Nazir Ahmad also condoled the sad demise of Prof Azhari and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

Dean Academics, Dean Research, Dean Colleges, Deans of Schools, HODs and Officers of the Registry also expressed their grief and sorrow over the demise of Prof Azhari.

A condolence meeting was held in the office chamber of the Head Department of Arabic, Prof. Salahuddin Tak, wherein the teaching, non-teaching staff and research scholars were present.

While condoling the sad demise, the head of the department described him as an eminent teacher, a great academician and an epitome of knowledge with high proficiency in religious sciences. He further added that Prof Azhari was a prolific religious scholar who keenly worked for the upliftment of the nation. ‘Fateha’ prayers were also offered for the departed soul.

Meanwhile, Apni Party leadership also condoled the passing away of the veteran Islamic scholar.

In a statement, the party president Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and other leaders expressed profound sorrow and grief over the demise of the veteran Islamic scholar, who died at Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband on Thursday.

In his condolence message, Bukhari while expressing his sorrow over the death of Mufti Azhari said, “Mufti Abdul Ghani Azhari Naqshbandi’s passing away is a great loss to the Ummah, and the void created by his death is impossible to be filled. He was a great Islamic scholar who spent his entire life serving humanity and spreading the Almighty’s message to the people.”

 

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Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.

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