Mufti Faizul Waheed, Quran’s Gojri Translator, Is no More

SRINAGAR: Mufti Faizul Waheed, the Rajouri born Islamic scholar credited with the first translation of the Quran into Gojri, is no more. He was 56.

Mufti Faziul Waheed

Mufti was admitted to ASCOMS in Jammu in late May. For most of the time, he was on a ventilator. He died today. Dr Rabinder Rattanpal told the media that he was admitted in ASCOMS hospital on May 23 for the treatment of COVID pneumonia and breathed his last around 7.30 am due to multiple organ failure. However, he had tested negative for COVID-19 on May 24.

Mufti was living in Bhathindi, Jammu. He was the Chief Mufti of Jamia Maariful Quran, Bhatindi. He actually hailed from Dodhasanbala village in Rajouri.

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir expressed deep sorrow over the passing away of renowned Scholar Mufti Faizul-ul-Waheed. “I was deeply shocked to learn about the passing away of Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed and have no words to express my grief,” JKPCC president said in a statement. “Mufti was credited of first translating Holy Quran into Gojri language, which was indeed a big contribution on the part of Mufti Saheb to people of J&K.”

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Faiz-ul-Waheed. The party spokesman In a condolence message termed the scholar’s demise has left a void in the scholarly community that will be extremely difficult to fill in. He said that Mufti sahab’s greatest contribution that will be remembered for times to come is his literary rich translation of the Holy Quran into Gojri language. His others works like Ahkaam-e- Mayyat, Siraj-um-Muneera and Namaz Kae Masayil Quran-o-Hadees Ki Roshni Mei‘ will act as a guiding light for the scholars of the Islamic world to prosper and progress in their quest for knowledge and wisdom.


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