Okhla mourns death of AIMPLB gen secy Wali Rahmani; Islamic scholar diagnosed with Covid positive days ago
Okhla residents mourned the death of Maulana Wali Rahmani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board General Secretary and Ameer Imarat-e-Sharia Bihar and academician and founder of Rahmani30.
He was 77 years old and a well known Islamic scholar. Also, he was Sajjada Nashin of Khanqah Rahmani, Munger, who had served as a Member of the Bihar Legislative Council from 1974 to 1996.
His body was taken to his hometown Munger where he will be laid to rest on Sunday, reported bhaskar.com, adding that 15 days ago he had taken corona vaccine first dose and was found Covid positive three days ago. His son Fahad Rahmani was with the deceased Islamic scholar. According to sources Wali Rahmani’s two children are based outside India.
Dr Abdul A. Hai, one of the directors of the hospital where Rahmani was admitted, said he breathed his last in the morning. “He was admitted three-four days back. He had received the first shot of COVID 19 vaccine less than a week before testing positive. It takes at least two weeks after the second jab for the vaccine to be really effective,” he told PTI.
The news about his death was splashed by AIMPLB on twitter which said the religious leader passed away on Saturday.
“Gen.Sec. Maulana Wali Rahmani Sahab RA has expired. It is an irreparable loss for the entire Muslim Ummah,” AIMPLB wrote.
Earlier, the AIMPLB had issued an appeal on the micro blogging site about his deteriorating health.
“Appeal to All Muslims for SPECIAL PRAYERS. Maulana Syed Mohammad Wali Rahmani DB General Secretary AIMPLB had been admitted in ICU last week. His condition has not improved. Appeal to all to make SPECIAL DUA. May Allah bless with complete Shifa. Ameen,” AIMPLB tweeted.
The news of his death spread like wildfire on the social media with many Okhla netizens sharing his photo on the social media platforms, mourning his death.
Maulana Wali Rahmani’s demise, a great loss for the community and the country: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind President
The President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has described the death of noted Islamic scholar and General Secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maulana Syed Wali Rahmani as a great loss for the community and the country.
In a condolence message, JIH President Syed Sadatullah Husaini has said the Indian Muslim community has suffered great loss as he serrved the country in a wide range of fields. The JIH President said: “Maulana will always be remembered for his courage and zeal in trying to solve the problems of the community in difficult and challenging circumstances. As the General Secretary of the AIMPLB, he led numerous campaigns for the protection of the Shari’ah and opposed the media’s misleading propaganda as well as the government interference in ‘personal laws’. On the educational front, a large number of talented students have made it to the prestigious institutions of the country and paved the way for the higher professional education through his various programmes such as the Rahmani Foundation and Rahmani-30”.
The Rahmani Foundation, established in 1996 by Maulana Wali Rahmani, is active in the fields of Public Health, Education, Social Justice, Environment and others. Rahmani 30 founded in 2009, is providing free coaching for IIT JEE, NEET and other professional courses to poor and underprivileged students.
Husaini said: “Under the Khanquah Rahmani, Maulana made efforts to educate and reform the society and under the Imarat Shariah, he provided the guidance to the Muslim community in many states. Representing and leading Muslims on the political front in Bihar, efforts for the protection of madrassas and his struggle for the development of the Urdu language are Maulana’s valuable contributions. On all these fronts, he also achieved significant achievements through his tireless struggles. Promoting women in the Muslim Personal Law Board and initiating a movement among them for the protection of the Shari’ah, is also a great achievement of the late Maulana.”