NEW DELHI—All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) general secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani passed away on Saturday.
He was 77.
Maulana Rahmani, who was also president of Imarat Shariah of Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand, was ailing for some time and was admitted for treatment in a hospital in Patna. He was in intensive care unit (ICU) for about a week but his condition had not improved.
Many religious, social and political leaders expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Maulana Rahmani. AIMPLB, in a tweet, described the death of Maulana Rahmani as an “irreparable loss” for the Muslim Ummah.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind president Syed Saadatullah Husaini, in a statement, remembered the contribution of Maulana Rahmani in different fields.
Jamaat leader said that Maulana Wali Rahmani would always be remembered for the boldness and sagacity with which he tried to solve the various problems facing the Muslim community in India.
He said that Maulana Rahmani, in his capacity as AIMPLB general secretary, launched many campaigns successfully for the protection of Shariat despite misleading propaganda of the media.
He also appreciated Maulana Rahmani for giving more opportunities to women in AIMPLB.
Describing his contribution in the field of education, Mr Husaini said that Maulana Rahmani helped a large number of Muslims youths admission in top educational institutions through Rahmani Foundation and Rahmani 30 coaching centres.
He said that Maulana Rahmani also provided valuable leadership to Muslims in Bihar politics.
All India Muslim Majlis Mushawarat (AIMMM) president Navaid Hamid also expressed his deep anguish and pain over the death of Maulana Rahmani.