Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Muhammad Zarwali Khan passed away in Karachi on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 67.
The founder of the Jamia Arabia Ahsan-ul-Uloom seminary, located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the metropolis, had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital for his chronic respiratory disease.
Maulana Talha Rehmani, the spokesperson of the seminary, told The Express Tribune that Mufti Zarwali’s condition had improved in the evening but a few hours later he suffered a heart attack and ultimately succumbed to his aliment.
His funeral prayer will be offered tomorrow (Dec 8) at 11am in a ground adjacent to the seminary, he added.
He was born in 1953 in Jehangira, a small town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Mufti Zarwali Khan completed his Islamic education from Jamia Binoria and later on established the Jamia Arabia Ahsan-Ul-Uloom.
He was an expert in the fields of Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), Hadith, Tafsir and Tasawwuf.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressed grief over the demise of Mufti Zarwali and prayed for the departed soul.
The deceased's services for the promotion of Islam will always be remembered, he added.
Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri also offered condolences to the bereaved family.
In his condolence message, he said the country has been deprived from the services of a learned religious scholar and his services would be remembered for long.
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