Monday Dec 07, 2020
KARACHI: Jamia Ahsanul Uloom's founder and principal, Mufti Zar Wali Khan, has passed away at the age of 67, a private hospital here in the metropolis confirmed late Monday.
Mufti Zar Wali, an Islamic scholar, was undergoing treatment at Karachi's Indus Hospital for the deadly coronavirus, a spokesperson said. He had reportedly been shifted to the medical facility after his health condition worsened.
His funeral prayers would be offered tomorrow — Tuesday — at 2pm in Karachi's Gulshan-e-Iqbal area, according a post on the seminary's Facebook page.
He had founded the Jamia Ahsanul Uloom and, in the late 1970s, also founded the Jamia Arabia Ahsanul Uloom in Karachi. Having authored a number of books, he also taught fiqh, or Islamic jurisprudence, tafsir, hadith, and tasawwuf.
The cleric was born in 1953 in Jehangira, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.