Saturday, December 3

Governor, JUI-F leader attend funeral prayers of Mufti Usmani

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Kamran Tissori, JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, other prominent personalities and people attended the funeral prayer for prominent religious scholar Mufti Rafi Usmani in Korangi area of Karachi on Sunday.

His brother Maulana Taqi Usmani, who is Islamic university’s vice president, led the funeral prayers. Mufti Usmani was laid to rest at Darul Uloom Karachi inside his father and mother’s graves. Usmani was 86 years old and was president of Jamia Dar-ul-Uloom Karachi.

Usmani has authored a large number of books in Urdu as well as some notable treatises in Arabic. He was recognized for his knowledge of Fiqh, Hadith, and Tafsir. He was the brother of another notable Islamic scholar Muhammad Taqi Usmani.

Mufti Rafi Usmani had in-depth knowledge of Islam. He was also a member of the Jamiat ul-Ulama USA. Mufti Rafi Usmani was widely available on the internet for his various lectures. He especially raised his voice for clearing peoples’ minds regarding Jihad.

He believed that Islam was absolutely clear on the issue of Jihad. He used to say that two wrongs could not make a right. He said that if you feel that the US or the UK was killing innocent civilians in Iraq or Afghanistan even then it did not give you the right to kill innocent citizens.