Eminent Islamic Scholar and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind leader Maulana Rafique Ahmed Qasmi Passes Away
NEW DELHI, JUNE 6-Senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Maulana Rafique Ahmed Qasmi, passed away at the Al Shifa Hospital on Saturday due to a massive heart attack.
He was 75.
Islamic scholars across the nation and the world offered their condolences on his demise.
He was popular among every religious sphere for his interfaith dialogues.
The news of his death shocked and saddened not just Muslim community but also communities from different faiths. Social media was flooded with the messages of condolences on his sudden demise.
Maulana Rafiq Qasmi was an excellent speaker and had cordial relations with the scholars of different schools of Islamic thought as well as the religious leaders of other communities. He was born in Datauli, District Balrampur and hailed from Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. He was National Secretary and Central Advisory Council member of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. He was also executive member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.
The President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, along with senior Jamaat leaders offered their condolences and prayed for his forgiveness and blessing him with eternal paradise.
His Namaaz-e-Janaza was held in the lawns of the Ishaat-e-Islam Masjid in Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla, New Delhi. His body was buried in Shaheen Bagh graveyard.
Maulana Rafique Qasmi is survived by his wife, four daughters and six sons.