Scholar Tariq Jameel suffers 'heart attack'

Maulana Tariq Jameel's son says his father is feeling better now

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Renowned religious scholar and preacher Maulana Tariq Jameel has suffered a heart attack in Canada, his son Yousaf Jamil said Tuesday.

In a statement on the microblogging platform Twitter, the son said that following the attack, his father was shifted to the hospital.

"He is feeling better now, Alhamdulillah!" Yousaf said, asking the followers to pray for his father's health. "May Allah grant my father complete health."

It is pertinent to note here that Maulana Tariq's official account also retweeted Yousaf's tweet.

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Maulana Tariq was in Canada to attend an event organised by IslamicRelief Canada which is an international charity. 

Taking to Twitter, IslamicRelief Canada announced: "Unfortunately, today’s event with Molana Tariq Jamil has been postponed to December 28th due to Molana’s health." 

It further said that all the will be valid for Wednesday. "You may request a refund directly through Eventbrite if you are unable to attend," the statement added. 

The organisation also prayed for the scholar, saying "May Allah give Molana Tariq Jamil shifaa." 

Many of his followers poured in prayers for his speedy recovery and good health. 

In 2019, the prominent religious scholar also suffered a cardiac arrest and underwent a successful angioplasty in Lahore.

Maulana Tariq Jameel underwent an angioplasty at a private hospital in the Punjab capital city. A stent was inserted in his heart to clear the blockage of arteries.

The popular scholar had also contracted the deadly coronavirus in December 2020, but he had fully recovered from the infectious disease.

Earlier this year in April, the scholar also underwent an eye surgery.

The maulana posted a picture of himself on his Instagram giving lectures to students wearing black glasses after the surgery.

“Had a cataract surgery done on my right eye due to which I have to wear black glasses,” said Tariq Jamil.