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
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
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.