- Mufti Rafi Usmani’s remains will be placed on the premises of Jaamiyah Darul Uloom.
- Brother Maulana Taqi Usmani will lead the funeral prayers.
- Many people attend the funeral, including Kamran Tesori and Fazlur Rehman.
KARACHI: The nation’s Grand Mufti, Maulana Rafi Usmani, had his funeral prayers recited on Sunday morning.
Mufti Usmani, a distinguished Islamic scholar who served as Pakistan’s mufti-e-Azam and as the head of Karachi’s Jaamiyah Darul Uloom, died on Friday at the age of 86.
His brother, Maulana Taqi Usmani, a well-known religious figure and vice president of an Islamic university, led the burial prayers. Sindh Governor Kamran Tesori, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and a large throng were present.
The deceased scholar’s grave will be located in Jaamiyah Darul Uloom in Korangi, between that of his mother and father, former grand mufti Shafi Usmani.
Mufti Rafi Usmani was born on July 21, 1936, in Deoband, India. He was also the patron of the Wifaq ul Madaris Al-Arabia in Pakistan.
Mufti Shafi Usmani, his father, founded Darul Uloom Karachi, where he was involved in academic and educational pursuits.
In 1995, the Deoband school of thinking clerics and scholars appointed the Islamic scholar as Mufti-e-Azam.
Mufti Rafi Usmani took over as seminary head in 1986, a position he held until his death.
President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, and others expressed their condolences on the scholar’s death, as well as thanks and grief for his religious and intellectual contributions.