Jammu, June 01 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed passed away at a hospital in Jammu.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed is the first one who translated the Holy Quran into Gojri language.
He was admitted at Acharaya Shri Chander College of Medical Science (ASCOMS) Jammu and died days after his tests returned negative for the Covid-19 on Tuesday. He was on life-supporting system with multiple organ failure since his admission to the health facility.
A colleague of the ailing scholar told media men that the Mufti had fallen ill nearly a week before and was however taken to the hospital on May 23.
Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed was born in 1966 in Dodhasan Bala in Rajouri district and was accredited for being the first Islamic scholar to translate the Holy Quran into Gojri language. He was arrested and booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act in 1990s and spent years in jail on false and concocted charges. He completed major portion of the translation when he was under detention at Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu. He was later acquitted by the court.
The scholar had also authored several booklets including ‘Siraj-um-Muneera’, ‘Ahkam-e-Mayyat’ and ‘Namaz Kae Masayil Quran-o-Hadees Ki Roshni Mei’.
Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement Chairman Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League Chairman (JKPL) Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Chairman, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and others have expressed grief and Shock over the demise of noted scholar Mufti Faizul Waheed. They also paid glowing tributes to the deceased for his religious service in the occupied territory. The JKLF spokesman also expressed grief over the demise of Malik Shahid, the younger brother of party leader, Malik Liaqat, in Slough, UK.